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The Anze Kopitar Contract Extension Is Official

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and forward Anze Kopitar have agreed to terms on an 8-year contract extension, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

The extension begins at the start of the 2016-17 season and culminates at the end of the 2023-24 campaign.

Kopitar, 28, has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings after the club selected him in the first-round (11th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.  In 725 regular season games he has 645 points (230-415=645), a plus-62 rating and 194 penalty minutes, while in 70 postseason games he has 60 points (18-42=60), a plus-22 rating and 37 penalty minutes en route to two Stanley Cups.

Kopitar is the latest Kings player to be secured under a long-term contact, joining Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter, Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty, Marian Gaborik, Jake Muzzin, Alec Martinez and Kyle Clifford.

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shazam88's avatar

Well that’s a relief I guess. Market price so can’t complain but 6 or 7 yrs at $9MM would sure have made it easier to plan for the future.

Oh and Brown has never looked more expensive than he does right now.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 01/16/16 at 03:10 PM ET

awould's avatar

Damn. Kopitar would’ve looked great in a Wings jersey. Pipe dream over.

Posted by awould on 01/16/16 at 05:59 PM ET

von Awesome's avatar

Absolutely insane price, and I love Kopitar. These are market prices now? Remember when paying 6.25 million for Marian Hossa was outlandish?


Posted by von Awesome on 01/16/16 at 08:13 PM ET

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