Anze Kopitar RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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

  • Kings' Kopitar day-to-day: report "Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar is considered day-to-day after leaving their game Thursday against the St. Louis Blues because of a lower-body injury, according to the Los Angeles Times. Kopitar's last shift ended with 38 seconds remaining in the first period. The Kings lost 2-1 in..." February 19

  • Kings forward Kopitar leaves game with injury "Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar sustained an upper-body injury Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues in the first period and left the game. Kopitar took an inadvertent hit to the head from Blues right wing Ryan Reaves late in the first period, skating in from behind Reaves. Kopitar finished..." February 19

  • Kane, Bennett, Kopitar named 'Three Stars' of week "Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan.17. FIRST STAR – PATRICK KANE, RW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Kane tied for the League lead in points with seven..." January 18

  • Kings sign Anze Kopitar to eight-year extension

    Sportsnet "Anze Kopitar‘s patience has payed off. The Los Angeles Kings locked up their star centre Saturday for eight more years, the maximum term allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. Both the player and the team maintained throughout negotiations that a deal would get done, yet the..." January 17

  • Report: Kopitar expected to sign new contract on Friday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sounds like Anze Kopitar‘s mega-deal will be made official tomorrow. Per LA Kings Insider, a “high ranking Kings executive” said Kopitar is expected to sign his contract on Friday. That contract, of course is the one TSN’s Bob McKenzie broke news on yesterday, reporting it’ll be an eight-year,..." January 16

  • Report: Anze Kopitar Close to Signing 8-Year Extension

    The Hockey Writers "After a couple of days of reports that the Anze Kopitar contract extension wasn’t as close as either party would like, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that Kopitar is set to sign an eight-year extension with the Kings. While it’s not locked in place, McKenzie says that the deal is “in final stages of..." January 13

  • Report: New deal between Kings and Kopitar 'far from done'

    The Score "In December, the Los Angeles Kings were reportedly "very close" to inking Anze Kopitar to a massive long-term extension. Not so fast. That contract extension may be "far from done," reported Darren Dreger on TSN's "Insider Trading" on Tuesday. "Yes, there are components to this extension..." January 13

  • LA Kings playing ‘dangerous game’ with Anze Kopitar

    Yahoo! Sports "Mike Futa, the Los Angeles Kings vice president of hockey operations, said that negotiations on Anze Kopitar’s new contract were “too close to not get it done,” but cautioned that “sometimes, negotiations take a little longer than you like.” He said that on Nov. 2, 2015. Kopitar, the best..." January 12

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