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.
- Kings stave off elimination, force Game 5 against Sharks 4
- Wild hold off late Avalanche push to even series at 2-2 46
- Bruins scratch out OT win, push Red Wings to brink 26
- WATCH LIVE: San Jose Sharks at L.A. Kings 0
- WATCH LIVE: Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild (Game 4) 5
- Monster of a surprise: Red Wings start Gustavsson over Howard 5
- WATCH LIVE: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings (Game 4) 2
- Bylsma rips Penguins, calls effort level ‘troubling’ 64
- Cooke: I didn’t intend to collide knee-on-knee with Barrie 99
- On ‘score effects,’ and the challenges of playing with the lead 11
- Video: Seabrook ejected for charging Backes; will face hearing (update) (153)
- Bad luck strikes twice: Lightning goal waved off, Stamkos takes knee to head (137)
- Keith doesn’t remember if he taunted Backes after Seabrook hit (125)
- Video: Lucic spears DeKeyser from behind (118)
- Wild’s Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee-on-knee collision with Barrie (111)