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Kozak

Kozak is an athletically gifted kid who didn’t have a big offensive year but took steps in becoming a complete 200-foot player. He has a strong sense of where to be situationally, and even though he’s not the most skilled guy  he knows how to leverage his game to get the most out of particular…

Date of Birth
December 29, 2002
Position
Center
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Souris, MB  
Shoots
Left
Weight
160 lbs
Draft Result
7/193 (BUF)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 18/21 Kozak Tyson 22292 – Portland vs. Spokane WHL by Kurt Pohs View Report
May 14/21 Kozak Tyson 22095 – Seattle vs. Portland WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Nov 14/20 Kozak Tyson 21302 – OCN vs. Dauphin MJHL by Justin Froese View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Dauphin Kings mjhl 1 0 1 1 1 27 0
2020-2021 Portland Winterhawks whl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Portland Winterhawks whl 63 13 16 29 0.46 27 15
2018-2019 Portland Winterhawks whl 5 0 0 0 0 -1 2
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Kozak is an athletically gifted kid who didn’t have a big offensive year but took steps in becoming a complete 200-foot player. He has a strong sense of where to be situationally, and even though he’s not the most skilled guy  he knows how to leverage his game to get the most out of particular scenarios, thanks to a versatile style that allows him to play both on or off the puck. He doesn’t have the cleanest or most dynamic stride, but he’s efficient in knowing when to introduce different aspects of deception. He’s got some functional puck skill to move pucks into functional spots to protect it and make plays, but subtlety and control are the best aspects he has. He often underhandles and looks to get into high-danger areas by working off the dynamism of his linemates and getting geared to play between checks to find himself in a spot where he can come into possession. His shot has good qualities, but he does have issues with getting quality shots off of different release points. As is with his shot, the more complex the passing sequence, the more likelihood there is a margin for error, as his execution wanes when pressed to stretch the ice of find a complex seam. He is always fighting for the best vantage point and is constantly involved in the play, getting on the right side of the puck. His stick work is solid, as is his positioning, which consistently puts him in good spots to support a play or to eliminate high-danger routes. He’s got a physical element, although some of his efforts to erase an opponent via checks result in overboard attempts, which can result in his position being compromised. Plays on both sides of special teams, though he’s not a specialist on either side. Kozak has the upside to be a Bottom 6 forward who can play a multitude of different rolls and play either a finesse or grinding game.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide