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Regular Season: 82gp, 25g, 51a, 76p, +12, 20PIM
Postseason: 20gp, 8g, 12a, 20p, +16, 9PIM
Another strong, and pretty much unnoticed year for Anze Kopitar. When is the NHL crowd going to give the Slovenian center a little bit of recognition?
He's one of the league's top two-way centers, if not the best out there right now. However, after Kopitar's third straight 70-plus-point season and his sixth straight positive plus/minus season, he came in ninth in the Selke voting.
Yes, ninth. Behind the likes of Toews, Kesler, Mike Fisher and Ryan Callahan.
He also finished 19th in the Lady Byng voting.
Moral of the story is that Kopitar has been an elite forward out West for some time. This year was no different. He had another strong season where he displayed fantastic ability in both ends of the ice.
Kopitar was used in every on-ice situation for the Kings, be it power play, penalty kill or even strength. He again combined a high point total, one that led the team, with efficient and responsible hockey.
Maybe people will start to notice him more from now on and he'll take home some rewards. However, I think he is fine this year having hockey's finest reward: A Stanley Cup ring.
Final Grade: A