Jan 22, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Kings capped off a busy Wednesday of minor tweaks by trading forward prospect Brandon Kozun to the Toronto Maple Leafs for minor league center Andrew Crescenzi.
As far as the trade goes, it’s largely a skill-for-size proposition.
Kozun, 23, is a three-time 20+ goal scorer at the AHL level and was a high-scoring player at the WHL level, collecting two 100+ seasons with the Calgary Hitmen in 2008-09 and 2009-10. To say he’s under-sized is an understatement; the Kings list him at 5-foot-8, 167 lbs.
Crescenzi, 21, stands at 6-foot-4 but brings more of a gritty game (33 penalty minutes in 32 AHL games this season) than anything else (just two points in that span).
It remains to be seen if either player ever makes an NHL impact, but it still stands as a busy day for the Kings.
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- Tank defense: NHL changes up Draft Lottery format 41
- Fanspeak: Clarke voted greatest Flyer in franchise history 29
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- Rangers win Kevin Hayes sweepstakes 25
- It’s Philadelphia Flyers Day at PHT 59
- Kovalev compares Subban to Leetch, says he isn’t worth the money 49
- Under pressure: Rick Nash 9
- Wang sells Isles to ex-Caps owner Ledecky 41
- Report: MLSE CEO Leiweke to step down (Update: Leiweke denies move) 6