Dylan Cozens (ice hockey)

Dylan Cozens (born February 9, 2001) is a Canadian junior ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League (WHL) as a prospect to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected seventh overall by the Sabres in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

Dylan Cozens
Born (2001-02-09) February 9, 2001 (age 18)
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Buffalo Sabres
Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2019
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career TBD–present

Playing careerEdit

Cozens was the first Whitehorse-born hockey player to be selected in the first round of the WHL bantam draft, chosen 19th overall, by the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

The Hockey News magazine ranked Cozens as the top Canadian player in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Cozens was selected seventh overall by the Buffalo Sabres, making him the first player from Yukon selected in the first round of an NHL entry draft.[2] On July 15, 2019, Cozens was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Sabres.[3]

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2020 Czech Republic

Cozens served as an Alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2019 IIHF World U18 Championships.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2015–16 Cariboo Cougars BCMML 2 1 1 2 0
2016–17 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 3 1 0 1 0 12 3 5 8 0
2017–18 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 57 22 31 53 20 16 7 6 13 14
2018–19 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 68 34 50 84 30 7 4 4 8 2
WHL totals 128 57 81 138 50 35 14 15 29 16

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2017 Canada Red U17   6 1 6 7 0
2018 Canada HG18   5 2 3 5 0
2019 Canada U18 4th 7 4 5 9 4
2020 Canada WJC   7 2 7 9 4
Junior totals 25 9 21 30 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CBC. "From backyard to the big league: Yukoner Dylan Cozens' long road to the NHL". CBC. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Sabres' 'very comfortable' taking Cozens at No.7 in the 2019 NHL Draft". Buffalo News. June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Cozens agrees to a entry-level contract". Buffalo Sabres. July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Staff, RotoWire. "Dylan Cozens: Posts five points for Team Canada". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rasmus Dahlin
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
2019
Succeeded by
Ryan Johnson