Anze Kopitar (born 24 August 1987), nicknamed Kopi, is a Slovenian hockey player. The 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL upon making his debut in 2006. Anze Kopitar moved to North America to join the Kings in 2006, one year after he was drafted, and he finished fourth in the Calder Trophy voting his rookie year.
On 16 January 2016, the Kings announced that Kopitar had signed an eight-year contract extension, set to start running in July 2016, with an annual average value of $10 million. At the time of the signing, Kopitar's salary-cap charge was the third-highest in the NHL.
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