TARAN KOZUN

  • Number: 31
  • Position: Goaltender
  • DOB: 29/08/1994
  • Birth Place: Nipawin, SK
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 180 lbs
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Player Profile

Kozun joins the Devils this year after spending the 2020-21 season in the ECHL. 

Before that, he was a league MVP in the Canadian University USports League where he starred for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for 3 years. 

In 2018-19, he started 23 games, going 20-3 for the Huskies while posting a 1.81 goals against average (GAA) and a 92.6% save rate (SV%).  His performance earned him a selection to the All Canadian First All-Star Team and he was named Usports Goaltender of the Year for the whole country. 

Taran_Kozun_J1D47228.jpegKozun in action for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies (credit Usports)

In 2019-20, Kozun played 22 league games for the Huskies, posting a 1.87 GAA and a 93.1% SV%, winning 17 of his 22 starts.  He led his team to the Canada West Championship winning all 4 playoff games and posting a 1.84 GAA along the way.

For the second straight season, he was named to the All Canadian First All-Star Team and named USports Goaltender of the Year.  He was also selected as the USports Player of the Year. 

Taran_Kozun-J1D44015_FT-1040x.jpegKozun won back to back Goaltender of the Year Awards with the Huskies (credit USports)

His 2020-21 season of professional hockey was a tough one for the 26 year old from Nipawin, Saskatchewan as he caught Covid early in the season.  He then was traded to a number of teams because he already had recovered from the virus and when teams needed a goalie, he was able to travel and play.  He ended up playing for 7 teams over the course of the season and was looking for more stability for the coming season.