Brandon Kozun - Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com

 

Brandon Kozun, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-8

Weight: 166

Born: 1990-03-08

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Drafted: 2009 by Los Angeles Kings, 179th Overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

January, 2014 - The Kings dealt Kozun to the Maple Leafs. With 29 points in 43 AHL games, the diminutive Kozun was the second-leading scorer on the low-scoring Monarchs. In the Toronto system, he stands a better chance of an NHL career than he had in Los Angeles. Dobber

 

September 2013 - Coming off a third straight successful AHL season, Kozun finished second in Monarch scoring with 26 goals and 56 points in 74 games. He is one member of a group of skilled Kings prospect competing for a chance to show their stuff at the NHL level. The diminutive winger will need to continue to buy his time in the minors and develop physical strength so that he's at his best when his NHL chance comes calling. Kozun and his fellow competitors will need to make a lasting impression quickly because of how competitive the Kings system currently is. His skill set best projects as a top-six player and that could hurt Kozun's chances at cracking an NHL roster, especially considering this upcoming season will be his fourth AHL campaign. Brendan Ross

 

 

January 2013 – Kozun is yet another example of an undersized and undervalued player that needs to fight for every opportunity he gets. He was an elite junior player for the Calgary Hitmen scoring 337 points in 274 games in three and a half years. In 2009, he had a strong showing for Canada’s Under-20 roster with seven points in six games. His AHL career has been very solid and has a pair of seasons of 45-plus points and production in both playoff runs. This season he is on pace for over 50 points as top liner for Manchester. He will need to continue to work hard to be call up for the Kings, but being a hometown player, and very experienced 22 year old player at this point in his career, it would not be overly surprising. LA has given lesser players opportunities before. He may make an excellent third line offensive option once he is given an opportunity. Despite his size he has been very durable playing in 467 games in the past five-and-a-half years averaging 84 games per season which is notable because one of the fears of smaller players is that they can be out muscled and injured by bigger opponents. Jason Banks

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

 

Given the opportunity, he could be a reasonably productive undersized player worthy of consideration. The opportunity in Toronto will be better than it was with Los Angeles.

 

Footage:

 

Small sample size of Kozun’s work in Manchester.

 

 

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mojavedesert said:

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...... Similar in size to Steve Sullivan. Let's hope the Leafs treat Kozun better and if they give him a shot at the NHL level, they place him in a situation to succeed.
January 23, 2014
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