Anze Kopitar was born in Jesenice, Slovenia on August 24, 1987. He was the #11 overall pick by the Los Angeles Kings in round 1 of the 2005 draft.
He played for Slovenia U18 and Slovenia U20. During the 2006-07 season, he made it to the National Hockey League YoungStars Roster. For two seasons, 2011-13, Los Angeles won the Stanley Cup. Kopitar also made the Most Assists and Most Points. He also made the most goals in 2011-12.
In 2014-25 he was a World Championship Top 3 Player on Team. He also received the Lady Byng Trophy for being an awardee of the NHL Gentleman Conduct. He won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2015-16 and 2017-18 for being the NHL Top Defensive Forward. He has been part of the NHL All-Star Game four times.