Anze Kopitar

Another great story about a former Chris Verwijst Tournament player.
Going back to the 2002 Tournament. Who is pictured in the all-star team?

Anze Kopitar (left on the photo)
Anze Kopitar (born August 24th, 1987 in Jesenice, Yugoslavia, now Slovenia) is a Slovenian professional hockey player.
He was the 11th overall draft pick by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
According to the NHL's European Scouting Service, Kopitar was the number one European draft prospect in 2005;
he played in the Swedish Elitserien for Södertälje SK, until he went to North America in 2006.
Kopitar made his NHL debut on October 6, 2006, at Honda Center in Anaheim, California, against the Anaheim Ducks, becoming the first Slovenian hockey player to play in the NHL.
He scored two goals as the Kings lost 4-3. In his home debut at Staples Center the following night, he had 3 assists in a 4-1 Kings victory against the St. Louis Blues.
Kopitar's father Matjaz was also a hockey player and is currently coaching Slovenian champions Jesenice.
 
Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots Pct
2002-2003 Jesenice U18 Sloven-U18 14 38 38 76   10          
2002-2003 Jesenice Jr. Sloven-Jr. 20 15 12 27   8          
2002-2003 Kranjska Gora Slovenia 11 4 4 8   4          
2002-2003 Slovenia WJ18-B 5 2 1 3   0          
2003-2004 Jesenice Jr. Sloven-Jr. 25 32 28 60   16          
2003-2004 Kranjska Gora Slovenia 21 14 11 25   10          
2003-2004 Slovenia WJC-B 5 1 1 2   0          
2003-2004 Slovenia WJ18-B 5 6 2 8   0          
2004-2005 Sodertalje U18 Swe-U18 1 1 2 3   0          
2004-2005 Sodertalje Jr. Swe-Jr. 30 28 21 49   26          
2004-2005 Sodertalje Sweden 5 0 0 0   0          
2004-2005 Slovenia WJC-B 5 10 3 13   6          
2004-2005 Slovenia WJ18-B 5 6 5 11   14          
2004-2005 Slovenia WC-A 6 1 0 1   2          
2005-2006 Sodertalje Sweden 47 8 12 20   28          
2005-2006 Sodertalje Sweden-Q 10 7 4 11   6          
2005-2006 Slovenia WJC-B 5 5 1 6   4          
2005-2006 Slovenia WC-A 6 3 6 9   2          
2006-2007 LA Kings NHL 63 18 38 56 -9 20 6 2 0 171 10.5
                         
Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots Pct
2003-2004 Kranjska Gora Slovenia 4 1 1 2   0         0.0
2004-2005 Sodertalje U18 Swe-U18 1 0 0 0   2         0.0
2004-2005 Sodertalje Jr. Swe-Jr. 2 1 1 2   0         0.0
2004-2005 Sodertalje Sweden 10 0 0 0   0         0.0
                         
 

Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, left, of Slovenia, moves the puck past Colorado Avalanche's Ian Laperriere in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007. (AP Photo/Francis Specker)

06/07 SPX Rookie GU / auto Anze Kopitar 85 /1299
Thanks goes out to Agnes and Peter Peters for his information about this subject.