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03-15-2010, 03:35 PM
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LA Kings Prospect Brandon Kozun Wins WHL Scoring Title

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Good now take it to the next level Brandon!

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You know I remember another King who was picked somewhere in the 170's of his draft year too. Thats asking alot, but wouldn't it be nice to have another late (Really LATE) round pick step into the line-up and contribute even half of what Luc did? and he's an LA native no less!

Wishfull thinking, I know, but so is a cup in my lifetime, but I'm more optimistic now than two years ago.

keep it up Brandon, and bulk up a bit too, you'll need it to make it to the top!

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Does Kozun have tremendous skating ability to have a shot at the NHL?

We've all seen how Moller gets destroyed almost every shift.

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Does Kozun have tremendous skating ability to have a shot at the NHL?

We've all seen how Moller gets destroyed almost every shift.
LOL, my thoughts exactly.

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Let's not get too hyped about this. A lot of mediocrity in this list.


Season Winner Team Points
2009–10 Brandon Kozun Calgary Hitmen 107 (32G, 75A)
2008–09 Casey Pierro-Zabotel Vancouver Giants 115 (36G, 79A)
2007–08 Mark Santorelli Chilliwack Bruins 101 (27G, 74A)
2006–07 Zach Hamill Everett Silvertips 93 (32G, 61A)
2005–06 Troy Brouwer Moose Jaw Warriors 102 (49G, 53A)
2004–05 Eric Fehr Brandon Wheat Kings 111 (59G, 52A)
2003–04 Tyler Redenbach Swift Current Broncos 105 (31G, 74A)
2002–03 Erik Christensen Kamloops Blazers 108 (54G, 54A)
2001–02 Nathan Barrett Lethbridge Hurricanes 107 (45G, 62A)
2000–01 Justin Mapletoft Red Deer Rebels 120 (43G, 77A)
1999–00 Brad Moran Calgary Hitmen 120 (48G, 72A)
1998–99 Pavel Brendl Calgary Hitmen 134 (73G, 61A)
1997–98 Sergei Varlamov Swift Current Broncos 119 (66G, 53A)
1996–97 Todd Robinson Portland Winter Hawks 134 (38G, 96A)
1995–96 Mark Deyell Saskatoon Blades 159 (61G, 98A)
1994–95 Daymond Langkow Tri-City Americans 140 (67G, 73A)
1993–94 Lonny Bohonos Portland Winter Hawks 152 (62G, 90A)
1992–93 Jason Krywulak Swift Current Broncos 162 (81G, 81A)
1991–92 Kevin St. Jaques Lethbridge Hurricanes 140 (65G, 75A)
1990–91 Ray Whitney Spokane Chiefs 185 (67G, 118A)
1989–90 Len Barrie Kamloops Blazers 185 (85G, 100A)
1988–89 Dennis Holland Portland Winter Hawks 167 (82G, 85A)
1987–88 (tie) Joe Sakic Swift Current Broncos 160 (78G, 82A)
(tie) Theoren Fleury Moose Jaw Warriors 160 (68G, 92A)
1986–871 (East) Craig Endean Regina Pats 146 (69G, 77A)
(West) Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers 212 (76G, 136A)
1985–86 Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers 173 (58G, 115A)
1984–85 Cliff Ronning New Westminster Bruins 197 (89G, 108A)
1983–84 Ray Ferraro Brandon Wheat Kings 192 (108G, 84A)
1982–83 Dale Derkatch Regina Pats 179 (84G, 95A)
1981–82 Jock Callander Regina Pats 190 (79G, 111A)
1980–81 Brian Varga Regina Pats 160 (64G, 96A)
1979–80 Doug Wickenheiser Regina Pats 170 (89G, 81A)
1978–79 Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings 194 (94G, 100A)
1977–78 Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings 182 (70G, 112A)
1976–77 Bill Derlago Brandon Wheat Kings 178 (96G, 82A)
1975–76 Bernie Federko Saskatoon Blades 187 (72G, 115A)
1974–75 Mel Bridgman Victoria Cougars 157 (66G, 91A)
1973–74 Ron Chipperfield Brandon Wheat Kings 162 (90G, 72A)
1972–73 Tom Lysiak Medicine Hat Tigers 154 (58G, 96A)
1971–72 Tom Lysiak Medicine Hat Tigers 143 (46G, 97A)
1970–71 Chuck Arnason Flin Flon Bombers 163 (79G, 84A)
1969–70 Reggie Leach Flin Flon Bombers 111 (65G, 46A)
1968–69 Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers 137 (51G, 86A)
1967–68 Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers 168 (51G, 117A)
1966–67 Gerry Pinder Saskatoon Blades 140 (78G, 62A)

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I've only seen Kozun at the development camp, but there, he was blazing fast. Much more so than anyone else on the ice. Certainly looks to have the wheels and the 'shiftiness' he will need to perform at the NHL level. In the two prospects game, he got creamed a few times by guys twice his size, and wasn't fazed. He also eluded several checks with his speed and agility. However, he wasn't up against much NHL talent, so its really hard to tell.

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Let's not get too hyped about this. A lot of mediocrity in this list.


Season Winner Team Points
200910 Brandon Kozun Calgary Hitmen 107 (32G, 75A)
200809 Casey Pierro-Zabotel Vancouver Giants 115 (36G, 79A)
200708 Mark Santorelli Chilliwack Bruins 101 (27G, 74A)
200607 Zach Hamill Everett Silvertips 93 (32G, 61A)
200506 Troy Brouwer Moose Jaw Warriors 102 (49G, 53A)
200405 Eric Fehr Brandon Wheat Kings 111 (59G, 52A)
200304 Tyler Redenbach Swift Current Broncos 105 (31G, 74A)
200203 Erik Christensen Kamloops Blazers 108 (54G, 54A)
200102 Nathan Barrett Lethbridge Hurricanes 107 (45G, 62A)
200001 Justin Mapletoft Red Deer Rebels 120 (43G, 77A)
199900 Brad Moran Calgary Hitmen 120 (48G, 72A)
199899 Pavel Brendl Calgary Hitmen 134 (73G, 61A)
199798 Sergei Varlamov Swift Current Broncos 119 (66G, 53A)
199697 Todd Robinson Portland Winter Hawks 134 (38G, 96A)
199596 Mark Deyell Saskatoon Blades 159 (61G, 98A)
199495 Daymond Langkow Tri-City Americans 140 (67G, 73A)
199394 Lonny Bohonos Portland Winter Hawks 152 (62G, 90A)
199293 Jason Krywulak Swift Current Broncos 162 (81G, 81A)
199192 Kevin St. Jaques Lethbridge Hurricanes 140 (65G, 75A)
199091 Ray Whitney Spokane Chiefs 185 (67G, 118A)
198990 Len Barrie Kamloops Blazers 185 (85G, 100A)
198889 Dennis Holland Portland Winter Hawks 167 (82G, 85A)
198788 (tie) Joe Sakic Swift Current Broncos 160 (78G, 82A)
(tie) Theoren Fleury Moose Jaw Warriors 160 (68G, 92A)
1986871 (East) Craig Endean Regina Pats 146 (69G, 77A)
(West) Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers 212 (76G, 136A)
198586 Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers 173 (58G, 115A)
198485 Cliff Ronning New Westminster Bruins 197 (89G, 108A)
198384 Ray Ferraro Brandon Wheat Kings 192 (108G, 84A)
198283 Dale Derkatch Regina Pats 179 (84G, 95A)
198182 Jock Callander Regina Pats 190 (79G, 111A)
198081 Brian Varga Regina Pats 160 (64G, 96A)
197980 Doug Wickenheiser Regina Pats 170 (89G, 81A)
197879 Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings 194 (94G, 100A)
197778 Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings 182 (70G, 112A)
197677 Bill Derlago Brandon Wheat Kings 178 (96G, 82A)
197576 Bernie Federko Saskatoon Blades 187 (72G, 115A)
197475 Mel Bridgman Victoria Cougars 157 (66G, 91A)
197374 Ron Chipperfield Brandon Wheat Kings 162 (90G, 72A)
197273 Tom Lysiak Medicine Hat Tigers 154 (58G, 96A)
197172 Tom Lysiak Medicine Hat Tigers 143 (46G, 97A)
197071 Chuck Arnason Flin Flon Bombers 163 (79G, 84A)
196970 Reggie Leach Flin Flon Bombers 111 (65G, 46A)
196869 Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers 137 (51G, 86A)
196768 Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers 168 (51G, 117A)
196667 Gerry Pinder Saskatoon Blades 140 (78G, 62A)
Also some gem too...

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3 Kings prospects in this list of top players in the dub, you guys have a future on its way to add to the talent already there!
http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/feature/?ID=11687

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3 Kings prospects in this list of top players in the dub, you guys have a future on its way to add to the talent already there!
http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/feature/?ID=11687
Finally!

Remember it's been a long ten years since the postseason and we've never won the cup.

I was a little surprised to see Jones ahead of Schenn and Kozun though. We've got a staple of goalies like Snoop has *****es!

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5-8, 155-pound.....


5-8, 155-pound...

5-8, 155-pound.

Oh mama...

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Let's not get too hyped about this. A lot of mediocrity in this list.


Season Winner Team Points
200910 Brandon Kozun Calgary Hitmen 107 (32G, 75A)
200809 Casey Pierro-Zabotel Vancouver Giants 115 (36G, 79A)
200708 Mark Santorelli Chilliwack Bruins 101 (27G, 74A)
200607 Zach Hamill Everett Silvertips 93 (32G, 61A)
200506 Troy Brouwer Moose Jaw Warriors 102 (49G, 53A)
200405 Eric Fehr Brandon Wheat Kings 111 (59G, 52A)
200304 Tyler Redenbach Swift Current Broncos 105 (31G, 74A)
200203 Erik Christensen Kamloops Blazers 108 (54G, 54A)
200102 Nathan Barrett Lethbridge Hurricanes 107 (45G, 62A)
200001 Justin Mapletoft Red Deer Rebels 120 (43G, 77A)
199900 Brad Moran Calgary Hitmen 120 (48G, 72A)
199899 Pavel Brendl Calgary Hitmen 134 (73G, 61A)
199798 Sergei Varlamov Swift Current Broncos 119 (66G, 53A)
199697 Todd Robinson Portland Winter Hawks 134 (38G, 96A)
199596 Mark Deyell Saskatoon Blades 159 (61G, 98A)
199495 Daymond Langkow Tri-City Americans 140 (67G, 73A)
199394 Lonny Bohonos Portland Winter Hawks 152 (62G, 90A)
199293 Jason Krywulak Swift Current Broncos 162 (81G, 81A)
199192 Kevin St. Jaques Lethbridge Hurricanes 140 (65G, 75A)
199091 Ray Whitney Spokane Chiefs 185 (67G, 118A)
198990 Len Barrie Kamloops Blazers 185 (85G, 100A)
198889 Dennis Holland Portland Winter Hawks 167 (82G, 85A)
198788 (tie) Joe Sakic Swift Current Broncos 160 (78G, 82A)
(tie) Theoren Fleury Moose Jaw Warriors 160 (68G, 92A)
1986871 (East) Craig Endean Regina Pats 146 (69G, 77A)
(West) Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers 212 (76G, 136A)
198586 Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers 173 (58G, 115A)
198485 Cliff Ronning New Westminster Bruins 197 (89G, 108A)
198384 Ray Ferraro Brandon Wheat Kings 192 (108G, 84A)
198283 Dale Derkatch Regina Pats 179 (84G, 95A)
198182 Jock Callander Regina Pats 190 (79G, 111A)
198081 Brian Varga Regina Pats 160 (64G, 96A)
197980 Doug Wickenheiser Regina Pats 170 (89G, 81A)
197879 Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings 194 (94G, 100A)
197778 Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings 182 (70G, 112A)
197677 Bill Derlago Brandon Wheat Kings 178 (96G, 82A)
197576 Bernie Federko Saskatoon Blades 187 (72G, 115A)
197475 Mel Bridgman Victoria Cougars 157 (66G, 91A)
197374 Ron Chipperfield Brandon Wheat Kings 162 (90G, 72A)
197273 Tom Lysiak Medicine Hat Tigers 154 (58G, 96A)
197172 Tom Lysiak Medicine Hat Tigers 143 (46G, 97A)
197071 Chuck Arnason Flin Flon Bombers 163 (79G, 84A)
196970 Reggie Leach Flin Flon Bombers 111 (65G, 46A)
196869 Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers 137 (51G, 86A)
196768 Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers 168 (51G, 117A)
196667 Gerry Pinder Saskatoon Blades 140 (78G, 62A)
So basically anywhere between Mapletoft and Sakic? I still like those odds.

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If you ask me, I'm more excited about #5 on that list (Schenn). He's got the better points per game too if that means anything to anyone. Still it's nice to have late rounders show such promise. And as for the size thing, I say if Gerbe can make it in Buffalo (still to be seen), I see no reason why Kozun can't compete for a roster spot in the future.

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Ouch, only Brouwer, Christenson, Fehr and Langkow are still in the NHL. And barely Christenson, he has been waived 2x in the past 2 years and Langkow is probably a season away from retirement.

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Let's not get too hyped about this. A lot of mediocrity in this list.


Season Winner Team Points
2009–10 Brandon Kozun Calgary Hitmen 107 (32G, 75A)
2008–09 Casey Pierro-Zabotel Vancouver Giants 115 (36G, 79A)
2007–08 Mark Santorelli Chilliwack Bruins 101 (27G, 74A)
2006–07 Zach Hamill Everett Silvertips 93 (32G, 61A)
2005–06 Troy Brouwer Moose Jaw Warriors 102 (49G, 53A)
2004–05 Eric Fehr Brandon Wheat Kings 111 (59G, 52A)
2003–04 Tyler Redenbach Swift Current Broncos 105 (31G, 74A)
2002–03 Erik Christensen Kamloops Blazers 108 (54G, 54A)
2001–02 Nathan Barrett Lethbridge Hurricanes 107 (45G, 62A)
2000–01 Justin Mapletoft Red Deer Rebels 120 (43G, 77A)
1999–00 Brad Moran Calgary Hitmen 120 (48G, 72A)
1998–99 Pavel Brendl Calgary Hitmen 134 (73G, 61A)
1997–98 Sergei Varlamov Swift Current Broncos 119 (66G, 53A)
1996–97 Todd Robinson Portland Winter Hawks 134 (38G, 96A)
1995–96 Mark Deyell Saskatoon Blades 159 (61G, 98A)
1994–95 Daymond Langkow Tri-City Americans 140 (67G, 73A)
1993–94 Lonny Bohonos Portland Winter Hawks 152 (62G, 90A)
1992–93 Jason Krywulak Swift Current Broncos 162 (81G, 81A)
1991–92 Kevin St. Jaques Lethbridge Hurricanes 140 (65G, 75A)
1990–91 Ray Whitney Spokane Chiefs 185 (67G, 118A)
1989–90 Len Barrie Kamloops Blazers 185 (85G, 100A)
1988–89 Dennis Holland Portland Winter Hawks 167 (82G, 85A)
1987–88 (tie) Joe Sakic Swift Current Broncos 160 (78G, 82A)
(tie) Theoren Fleury Moose Jaw Warriors 160 (68G, 92A)
1986–871 (East) Craig Endean Regina Pats 146 (69G, 77A)
(West) Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers 212 (76G, 136A)
1985–86 Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers 173 (58G, 115A)
1984–85 Cliff Ronning New Westminster Bruins 197 (89G, 108A)
1983–84 Ray Ferraro Brandon Wheat Kings 192 (108G, 84A)
1982–83 Dale Derkatch Regina Pats 179 (84G, 95A)
1981–82 Jock Callander Regina Pats 190 (79G, 111A)
1980–81 Brian Varga Regina Pats 160 (64G, 96A)
1979–80 Doug Wickenheiser Regina Pats 170 (89G, 81A)
1978–79 Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings 194 (94G, 100A)
1977–78 Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings 182 (70G, 112A)
1976–77 Bill Derlago Brandon Wheat Kings 178 (96G, 82A)
1975–76 Bernie Federko Saskatoon Blades 187 (72G, 115A)
1974–75 Mel Bridgman Victoria Cougars 157 (66G, 91A)
1973–74 Ron Chipperfield Brandon Wheat Kings 162 (90G, 72A)
1972–73 Tom Lysiak Medicine Hat Tigers 154 (58G, 96A)
1971–72 Tom Lysiak Medicine Hat Tigers 143 (46G, 97A)
1970–71 Chuck Arnason Flin Flon Bombers 163 (79G, 84A)
1969–70 Reggie Leach Flin Flon Bombers 111 (65G, 46A)
1968–69 Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers 137 (51G, 86A)
1967–68 Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers 168 (51G, 117A)
1966–67 Gerry Pinder Saskatoon Blades 140 (78G, 62A)
Wow, look at the stats from the late 70's through the 80's onto the early 90's, my goodness those are some ridiculous numbers. Compared to what they are now. Sheesh! I don't think we'll ever see those numbers ever again.

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So basically anywhere between Mapletoft and Sakic? I still like those odds.
let's lean toward 1/4 the ability of Sakic....joe would have looked nice in a kings uni.

good luck brandon

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.... ability to have a shot at the NHL?
In other news, Jason LaBarbera is tearing it up in Manchester (28-5-4, .931 S%, 1.77 GAA).

He's gonna be the next Brodeur or Roy!!! You just wait.

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In other news, Jason LaBarbera is tearing it up in Manchester (28-5-4, .931 S%, 1.77 GAA).
I don't know why you changed my quote and then posted about LaBarbera?!?!

But,

6-4-1, .927 S%, 2.19 GAA

Not bad for an NHL backup.

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Does Kozun have tremendous skating ability to have a shot at the NHL?

We've all seen how Moller gets destroyed almost every shift.
Kozun has wheels, we're sure of that - he's also got great ice vision and despite having a fair amount of goals in junior should be pegged as a setup-man and a power play specialist. (the kid could stick-handle in a phone booth)

His size is going to definitely work against him; whereas I see that Schenn could possibly be in the NHL in 2 years, I think that Brandon Kozun will need a couple of seasons of AHL hockey. He's done well in the WHL against some monsters (Tyler Myers comes to mind) but he's going to need to show it against guys in their late 20's-early-30's in Manchester before he can be considered ready for the NHL. I totally expect him to put up a point-a-game pace in Manchester, whether he is sent there next season or in 2011.

Interesting fact: despite the fact that he seems to get "rocked" by much bigger players, Kozun has not missed one game in his WHL career due to injury.

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Kozun has wheels, we're sure of that - he's also got great ice vision and despite having a fair amount of goals in junior should be pegged as a setup-man and a power play specialist. (the kid could stick-handle in a phone booth)

His size is going to definitely work against him; whereas I see that Schenn could possibly be in the NHL in 2 years, I think that Brandon Kozun will need a couple of seasons of AHL hockey. He's done well in the WHL against some monsters (Tyler Myers comes to mind) but he's going to need to show it against guys in their late 20's-early-30's in Manchester before he can be considered ready for the NHL. I totally expect him to put up a point-a-game pace in Manchester, whether he is sent there next season or in 2011.

Interesting fact: despite the fact that he seems to get "rocked" by much bigger players, Kozun has not missed one game in his WHL career due to injury.
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What I love about Kozun is that he goes full tilt on every shift. You never see him coasting. I think that is a result of him knowing that for a player of his size and stature, he has to outwork everyone else on the ice.

I am reminded of a former Los Angeles King who was signed as an overage player in 1999 and made his NHL debut when he was 25. In his first game, he scored his first NHL goal. I told a lot of friends that this guy was going to stick in the NHL. Ten seasons later, Jason Blake is still in the NHL earning a decent paycheck.

Early in his career, it seemed as though Jason Blake had a problem competing against bigger players and he was constantly being knocked off of his feet. I don't know what happened to his game, but once he went to New York he apparently wised up, worked harder and put together an impressive NHL career.

Kozun is listed at 5'9" and 164 lbs. Martin St. Louis is listed at 5'9" and 177 lbs. Kozun just recently turned 20 and can gradually pack on more weight. The WHL is a pretty tough league with a lot of tough defensemen (something the league is known for). His accomplishments in juniors should not be discredited due to his size.

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I don't know why you changed my quote and then posted about LaBarbera?!?!

But,

6-4-1, .927 S%, 2.19 GAA

Not bad for an NHL backup.
Because success in the minors doesn't necessarily mean success in the NHL. Remember when JLB was so good that he had to stay in Manchester for an extra year because "every team would likely claim him" if DL tried to bring him back thru waivers. Good times.

And obviously, Labarbera had no intentions of being a career backup goaltender.

I know Kings fans thought he would be the #1 for many years, at least until Bernier started to challenge him. I know I did. He's not quite Storr ver. 2, but he's right up there.

Success only means something when it happens in the NHL.

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Does Kozun have tremendous skating ability to have a shot at the NHL?

We've all seen how Moller gets destroyed almost every shift.
This is all he said. He never claimed Kozun would be successful because he did well in the WHL.

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Thanks, that means a lot coming from knowledgeable fans.

If I'm able to provide any insight or information of Kings prospects that I see a fair amount of (tons of Western Hockey League games, highlights of Ontario Hockey League games), I will do so to the best of my abilities. When it comes to players like Schenn, Jones, or Kozun though, it's pretty easy because Kings Management has done a good job of identifying talent.

I've enjoyed watching the Kings this season; it appears that Dean Lombardi has started to load the cupboards of the Kings organization both for future players and for trade bait. That kind of strategy really makes sure that the team maintains consistency and continually becomes a playoff participant, so it's going to be an exciting couple of years to watch hockey in LA for sure.

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