After an inspiring run with Team Slovenia at the Olympics, Anze Kopitar returned to the NHL, where he is one of the hottest players in recent weeks and one of the major contributors to the Kings' winning streak.
He has three goals and five assists for eight points in seven games, including two game-winners. Kopitar has been a little more aggressive with the puck at times, looking to shoot in circumstances where he'd normally pass automatically.
This, combined with his elite hockey sense, great skating and playmaking abilities, allows Kopitar to be one of the most dynamic and often underrated players in the game.
Kopitar's stock should continue to rise gradually toward the playoffs, where he will be the most important piece up front for L.A.
Stats courtesy of NHL.com