When Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell made a minor deal with the Kamloops Blazers at the trade deadline to acquire Taran Kozun, he expected him to improve his team’s shaky goaltending situation. But little did he know that the 19-year-old would emerge into one of the hottest netminders in the Western Hockey League.
Straight out of the gate, Kozun stood tall in a Seattle sweater by posting back-to-back shutouts in his first two games against the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans. It seemed the Nipawin, SK., native’s play would come back down to earth based on the .897 save percentage he posted throughout 29 contests in Kamloops. That, however, hasn’t been the case so far as Kozun has been consistently lights out by maintaining a 2.08 average and .936 save percentage throughout 20 games.
"We expected him to come in and play well, but I don't think we were quite expecting back-to-back shutouts,” Farwell told Tim Pigulski of ESPN Seattle. "He plays well and givesRead More »from Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Taran Kozun emerges as a star since trade deadline move