Anze Kopitar

Anze Kopitar

Ane Kopitar (born August 24, 1987), nicknamed Kopi, is a Slovenian professional ice hockey center currently with Mora IK of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan (Swe-2), and a member of the Los Angeles Kings.

About Anze Kopitar

Ane Kopitar (born August 24, 1987), nicknamed Kopi, is a Slovenian professional ice hockey center currently with Mora IK of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan (Swe-2), and a member of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). The 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL in 2006. Kopitar has spent his entire six-year career with the Kings and has led the team in scoring five consecutive seasons. Kopitar played junior hockey for his hometown team HK Acroni Jesenice before moving to Sweden at age 16 to play in a more competitive league. He spent one season with the junior teams of the Sdertlje SK organization, and then with the senior team of the top-level Elitserien. He moved to North America to join the Kings in 2006, a year after he was drafted, and he finished fourth in the Calder Trophy voting his rookie year.