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.
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