Skip to content

Anze Kopitar named Slovenian sportsman of the year

Dec 20, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

Minnesota Wild v Los Angeles Kings Getty Images

Slovenian journalists named Anze Kopitar the country’s male athlete of 2012 according to RTV Slovenia (and his brother Gasper).

(One would assume that Kopitar is named Slovenia’s best hockey player every year, at the minimum.)

Kopitar edged hammer thrower Primož Kosmus, gaining 261 votes to Kozmus’ 182. Kozmus won a sliver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, but apparently Kopitar’s Stanley Cup achievement makes an argument that the silver chalice is superior to a silver medal.

(At least for hammer-throwing.)

Kopitar had 76 points in 82 regular season games and 20 points in 20 playoff contests last season. He’s currently playing on Swedish second division team Mora IK with his brother Gasper.

Latest Posts
  1. Video: Canucks score three in 7:06 to take commanding lead in Calgary

    Apr 25, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Calgary Flames - Game Four Getty Images

    Vancouver looking to avoid elimination for the second straight game.

  2. Lightning go away from Drouin in Game 5

    Apr 25, 2015, 6:10 PM EDT

    New Jersey Devils v Tampa Bay Lightning Getty Images

    He made his postseason debut in Game 4.

  3. Video: Some skill, a lot of luck for Caps’ Holtby

    Apr 25, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

    close

    Keep this bounce in mind in the third period.

  4. Burrows will travel with Canucks following Game 6

    Apr 25, 2015, 4:58 PM EDT

    Alex Burrows, Kris Letang Alex Burrows, Kris Letang

    He’s been ruled out of the series due to a rib injury.

  5. Here are the two finalists for Kraft Hockeyville

    Apr 25, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT

    HockeyVille

    Kudos to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Illinois.

  6. WATCH LIVE: Today’s Stanley Cup playoff action

    Apr 25, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT

    Jaroslav Halak, Ryan Strome AP

    New York, Nashville and Vancouver are all facing elimination today.

  7. Pens CEO says Johnston, Rutherford won’t be fired

    Apr 25, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

    Mike Johnston Mike Johnston

    Both were in their first season with the hockey club.

  8. Report: Malkin invited to Worlds

    Apr 25, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Yevgeni Malkin #11 of Russia skates against Slovenia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Getty Images

    He helped Russia win gold last year.

Featured video

Plenty of pressure on Blues
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. Z. Kassian (2967)
  2. S. Weber (2544)
  3. K. Letang (2462)
  4. M. Fisher (2330)
  5. A. Burrows (2304)
  1. C. Ehrhoff (2065)
  2. S. Crosby (1960)
  3. M. Giordano (1945)
  4. T. Hamonic (1928)
  5. D. Carcillo (1875)