Kings sign L.A. native Brandon Kozun to entry-level deal
Brandon Kozun, who was born in Los Angeles and lived here until he was 10, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings, the club announced Saturday.
Kozun began playing hockey in Southern California but moved to Calgary, Canada with his family because of his father's job in the oil business. He has dual citizenship but chose to represent Canada at the last world junior championships.
Small at 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds but speedy and a natural scorer, Kozun led the Western Hockey League this season with 107 points on a league-best 75 assists. The Kings chose him in the sixth round and 179th overall in the 2009 entry draft.
Kozun is the captain of his junior team, the Calgary Hitmen. They're about to start the second round of the WHL playoffs and will face Medicine Hat.
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-- Helene Elliott