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No. 11 pick Kopitar, Kings reach deal

Updated: September 6, 2005, 4:48 PM ET
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Los Angeles Kings: Center Anze Kopitar, the first European player selected in the 2005 NHL draft, agreed to an entry-level, multiyear contract.

Terms were not disclosed.

A native of Slovenia, Kopitar played junior hockey with Swedish club Sodertalje in 2004-05 and recorded 28 goals and 21 assists in 30 games. He represented Slovenia at the Olympic qualification tournament February in Latvia and at the World Championships in May in Austria.

The 11th overall pick in the draft, ...

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