5 years ago

Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter says underrated star Anze Kopitar should be a candidate for the Selke Trophy, which goes to the NHL's best defensive forward.

The veteran coach says Kopitar is the "best all-around centerman that I've coached - period. Faceoffs. Last-minute. First-minute. Penalty-killer. Plays against everybody's top player, whether it's defenseman, center, checking role or offensive role. He's a special player."