Kozun cashes in with the KHL
Today’s NHL, emphasizing speed over size, would eagerly welcome a 5-foot-8, 165-pound right winger who can score goals and set up his line mates. A youngster tallying 40 goals and 68 assists for 108 total points in his draft year would merit tons of recognition and at least a middle-round selection in the NHL draft. Normally it would be expected the draftee would return to juniors for his final year to fine tune his game and prepare for a future spot with the big club. Speed and skating ability have become paramount in pro hockey these days, but one must realize the shift in dynamics is somewhat recent.