LA Kings Prospect Brandon Kozun Wins WHL Scoring Title
March 15, 2010 3 Comments
CALGARY, AB — On March 14, Calgary Hitmen forward and Los Angeles Kings forward prospect Brandon Kozun locked up the Bob Clarke Trophy as the Western Hockey League’s leading scorer by contributing four assists in the Hitmen’s 8-1 blowout victory over the Red Deer Rebels in Calgary.
The 5-8, 155-pound native of Los Angeles scored 32 goals and added 75 assists for 107 points in 64 games. Runner-up Jordan Eberle of the Regina Pats scored fifty goals and added 56 assists for 106 points.
“It’s nice to get that honor, but we’ve got to build now and start getting ready for playoffs,” Kozun told hitmenhockey.com. “[But] there’s a trophy out there that we want to win [the Memorial Cup, awarded to the Canadian Hockey League champion]. That’s the goal right now.”
Kozun, who was selected by the Kings in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft, along with Kings goaltending prospect Martin Jones, led the Hitmen to a 52-17-1-2 record this season, finishing with the best record in the WHL. The Hitmen will face the Moose Jaw Warriors in the first round of the WHL playoffs beginning on March 18 in Calgary.
Frozen Royalty by Gann Matsuda is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. You may copy, distribute and/or transmit any story or audio content published on this site under the terms of this license, but only if proper attribution is indicated. The full name of the author and a link back to the original article on this site are required. Photographs, graphic images, and other content not specified are subject to additional restrictions. Additional information is available at: Frozen Royalty – Licensing and Copyright Information.