Anze Kopitar RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blue Jackets GM passed on Kopitar in draft, mocked his training

    Yardbarker "The Columbus Blue Jackets could have had Anze Kopitar and passed on the talented Slovenian partly due to his training regimen. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch revisited the 2005 NHL Draft, writing that the Blue Jackets had a real chance at landing Kopitar. He was ranked 3rd on the team..." August 27

  • Anze Kopitar wins 2016 Selke Trophy

    Yahoo! Sports "Patrice Bergeron’s two-year hold on the Selke Trophy is over after Anze Kopitar was voted as the 2016 winner at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas Wednesday night. Here’s why Kopitar won the award, via the NHL: Kopitar led all NHL forwards in total ice time (1,690:12), an average of 20:52 per..." June 22

  • How Anze Kopitar won the 2015-16 Lady Byng

    Yahoo! Sports "Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings followed his Selke Trophy win by capturing the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which is given to “the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,” as selected by the..." June 22

  • Kings name Kopitar team captain

    TSN "The Los Angeles Kings named Anze Kopitar team captain on Thursday. Kopitar becomes the franchise's 14th captain and is the first Slovenian-born captain in National Hockey League history. Kopitar inherits the role from Dustin Brown, who served as captain since 2008. The 28-year-old Kopitar is..." June 16

  • Anze Kopitar may be in, and Dustin Brown out, as Kings captain

    Los Angeles Times "There were smiles and polite words about group leadership, and the coach said the captain had been asked to relinquish his position to a teammate and, as “a gentleman,” he had agreed to do so. Was this all about Kings captain Dustin Brown stepping aside for his friend and teammate, $80-million..." May 28

  • Barkov, Eriksson, Kopitar named Lady Byng finalists

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar might need to find some extra room in his trophy case. Kopitar was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of..." April 30

  • Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Kesler, Anze Kopitar named Selke finalists

    SB Nation "A couple of familiar NHL names have been named finalists for the 2016 Selke Trophy. On Thursday night, the NHL announced that Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar are the nominees for the 2015-16 season. The Selke is..." April 29