Thursday, November 20, 2008

Anze Kopitar: The Pride of Slovenia

Tonight the Washington Capitals will face the Los Angeles Kings for just the second time since 2005.

In that year's draft class, The Kings selected Anze Kopitar with the 11th overall pick. In his career, Kopitar has 151 points in 171 games, which ranks third behind Paul Stastny (164 points) and Sidney Crosby (316 points) for players in that draft year.

Kopitar recently signed a 7-year contract extension worth over 47 million dollars, and will be in a Kings jersey until 2016.

Kopitar is a fan favorite and the FIRST player from Slovenia to play in the NHL.

He has one goal in one game in his career against Washington.

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