Gaper Kopitar , is a Slovenian professional ice hockey player currently with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. He is the younger brother of Ane Kopitar, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.
Kopitar was born in Jesenice, to Matja and Mateja Kopitar. In his youth, Kopitar played for the youth team of his hometown, HK Acroni Jesenice. In 2008 he moved to USA and played the rest of his junior years there. On April 25, 2012, he began his senior career, when he signed contract in Europe with Swedish club Mora IK of the HockeyAllsvenskan. In December 2013 he contracted with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL. Kopitar scored his first goal with the Reign on January 5, 2014 against the San Francisco Bulls, winning the gamein overtime.