Sunday, March 14, 2010

PROSPECT: Brandon Kozun wins WHL scoring title

Brandon Kozun, drafted in the 6th round by the LA Kings last June, capped off an incredible regular season for the Calgary Hitmen earlier today. He had four assists to pass Jordan Eberle for the WHL scoring title, winning the Bob Clarke Trophy!

Eberle was a first round pick back in 2008 by the Edmonton Oilers.

Kozun, a 5'8" right wing, has twice been named the WHL player of the week this addition to playing for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships - winning a silver medal.

His teammate on the Hitmen, fellow Kings prospect Martin Jones, had quite the season himself - also being named WHL player of the week back in February. Like Kozun, he too earned a silver medal with Team Canada at the World Jrs and has been the best goalie in the 'Dub this season (by far) - leading in nearly every statistical category. Hard to believe the Kings were able to pick him up as an undrafted free agent last summer. Another solid goaltending prospect, just adding to the riches the Kings are currently experiencing in net.

Many of the Kings top young prospects are playing in the WHL this season - besides those listed above, 'Mr Nasty' Colten Teubert of the Regina Pats and Brayden Schenn of the Brandon Wheat Kings are also there.

Along with Thomas Hickey, who was assigned to Manchester this year, the trio represents three straight years of first round draft picks from the WHL by Kings GM Dean Lombardi.

Calgary and Brandon were the top two teams in the WHL this year, the only two teams in the league with 100+ point seasons. Both will begin the playoffs later this week. More on that in the days ahead.

The Mayor


* Read the official WHL press release on Kozun winning the scoring title by clicking here.

* MayorsManor interview with Brandon Kozun from training camp

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