Video: 2012 WJC, Div. 1 Group A – Gasper Kopitar, Slovenia

By Chapin Landvogt

Being the brother of one of the more talented players in the NHL can be a burden.  But forward Gasper Kopitar seems to be making the most of the opportunities provided to him, whether that is in the USHL as a member of the Des Moines Buccaneers, or more recently at the 2012 WJC held in Germany where he represented Slovenia.  Kopitar was named Slovenia’s best player at the completion of the WJC, in part because of his 3-goal, 2-assist performance in 5 tournament games.  One of those goals, a game-winning penalty shot against Belarus, is featured in this video.

Kopitar spoke with HF during the WJC, an interview that is included in this video.