Rich Clune – prospect Brandon Kozun has ‘fire inside him’

Kozun at Kings Dev Camp (photo: K. Spatz)

While the hype meter on Kings prospect Brandon Kozun hasn’t reached anywhere near the level of Brayden Schenn circa summer 2010, anticipation for the speedy winger’s NHL debut continues to rise.

His expected battle with Tyler Toffoli looks to be one of the key stories to watch this September.

Prior to the Kings recent Development Camp in Los Angeles, Kozun proclaimed himself ‘ready for the NHL’ in an interview here on MayorsManor.

He also spoke about the challenges of physical play in the AHL in a follow-up piece here.

Over the weekend, Kozun’s Manchester teammate, Rich Clune, had this to say about him when I asked ‘How good is Brandon Kozun?’…

Clune – “He’s got skills. Time will tell with him, right? I’m not as small as him. He’s a small guy. So, it will be a tough battle for him to prove that he can play everyday against big guys. But, that kid has a lot of game and he’s got some fire inside him. So, he’s got a shot.”

To see what Kings coach Terry Murray had to say about Kozun and Toffoli following Development Camp, click here.

For more with Clune, including his thoughts on Bud Holloway, Oscar Moller and Corey Elkins leaving the Monarchs to play in Europe next season, click here.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Kozun on the challenges of the physical game

Dev Camp Day One:  Post-scrimmage comments from Kozun, Vey, Lowry, etc.

Pre-camp interview with Tyler Toffoli – 2011 OHL Scoring Champion

Pre-camp interview wtih Brandon Kozun – says he’s ready for the NHL

Kozun aside, now it’s Jake Muzzin vs. Tyler Toffoli?

Recent Articles

MayorsManor Live: NHL 2020 Playoff Predictions from The Kid

Follow @mayorNHL
Let’s do this! For the sixth straight post-season, we’re bringing you a very special treat… and apparently something many of you enjoy very much.
In what has become a MayorsManor tradition, we’re looking to have a little fun heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs by sharing something a bit more personal. MM founder John Hoven […]

10 Tidbits on AHL Ontario Reign Coaching Candidate

Although the Kings still don’t have a hard date yet for when they can bring prospects back to Los Angeles for offseason training, work is being done behind the scenes to hire a new coach for AHL Ontario. And we have a few updates to pass along.
First off, from what we’ve been able to […]

Kings Of the Podcast: Ep. Q8 with Matt Luff

Earlier this week we spoke with the LA Kings No. 1 prospect, Gabe Vilardi. Now, Kings of the Podcast returns for an in-depth chat with forward Matt Luff.
In this episode:
– Celebrity wrestling matches
– Tik Tok
– Meatball
– Mike Stothers stories
– Tattoos
– John Stevens departure from the Kings
– Cal Peterson
– Luff’s sleeper pick in LA’s prospect pool
– […]

Major News Items

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Quinton Byfield, OHL Forward

One of Dean Lombardi’s most impactful picks came in the form of Drew Doughty at second overall. Twelve years later, the Kings would benefit if the lottery provided the same courtesy. According to Tankathon, Los … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

About John Hoven

John Hoven is a member of the of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and co-hosts Kings of the Podcast. He is also the founder and editor of MayorsManor.com, which has been named Best Sports Blog in Los Angeles by LA Weekly and Hockey Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports. Click "ABOUT OUR TEAM" above for a full bio.