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.
- Bettman: NHL won’t expand ‘just to fulfill somebody’s notion of symmetry 0
- Report: Johansen lowers demands, but not low enough 7
- Injuries piling up as preseason schedule begins 11
- Report: Fedorov denies contract offer was made to Johansen 7
- Report: Johansen has gotten no shortage of KHL offers 37
- Update: Drouin out with upper body injury, not expected to miss preseason 1
- Report: NHL officials to participate in preseason without new CBA 1
- Evander Kane: I know I can score 50 goals 16
- ‘C’-less Thornton comes out swing against Wilson’s ‘tomorrow team’ talk 19
- Joe Sakic’s now general manager in name too 6
- Heeeeeere’s Johnny! Davidson shreds Johansen’s agent for ‘baffling, nonsensical’ contract demands (65)
- Jackets reveal Johansen offers — including an eight year, $46M deal (55)
- Will the NHL publicize divers? (48)
- No icing on the PK? The USHL will see how that looks (43)
- Just how damaging are heated negotiations between Jackets, RFA Johansen? (38)