|Los Angeles Kings|
|Written by Jason Banks|
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.
Fantasy Outlook: D+
Given the opportunity, he could be a reasonably productive undersized player worthy of consideration. The opportunity in Los Angeles may not arise as the Kings have solid prospects and depth on the right side.
Footage: Small sample size of Kozun’s work in Manchester.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2013 10:12|