Dylan Cozens

Buffalo Sabres
WHL.com

Fantasy Summary

Big, fast, and hard-shooting pivot. Can beat you in a number of ways. Legitimate top line upside


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 9, 2001
Height 6‘3”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 7

Observations

April 2020 – Cozens was named the WHL Eastern Player of the Year after recording 38 goals and 85 points in 51 games. Cozens is too good to return to junior and not old enough for the American League. That means it’ll be a rookie NHL campaign for the 19-year-old in 2020-21. Looks for him to mix around the lineup getting his feet wet. A chance to secure a middle-six right-wing job is on the table. Cam Robinson

January 2020 – Dylan Cozens had a great World Juniors, tallying nine points (two goals and seven assists) in seven games played. Without his offensive production, Team Canada might not have won gold.  Since returning to Lethbridge, Cozens has played in two games and has tallied three points. If Cozens continues to perform at this pace with Lethbridge, there is a good shot that he could play fulltime with the Sabres next year. Josh Tessler

December 2019 – Cozens is having quite a season. After 30 games played, he has mustered up 20 goals and 26 assists, averaging 1.53 points per game and is leading the WHL in points with 46. With how impressive of a season he is having, Hockey Canada rewarded him with a World Juniors camp invite. Cozens will more than likely make the Canadian World Juniors roster and will be on his way to the Czech Republic. The Canadians will have a stacked roster and Cozens has the potential to be one of the corner stone pieces for Canada. Josh Tessler

 

August 2019 – Cozens is coming off of a great season with the WHL’s Lethbridge Hurricanes where he tallied 34 goals and 50 assists. When Cozens has the puck, he does quite a bit of damage. He projects as a top six forward and can play both right wing and center. In terms of his skating, Cozens flies up and down the ice with the puck. His transitional play is on point as he manages to weave in and out of traffic in the neutral zone. In the offensive zone, Cozens always keeps his feet moving. He hunts for loose pucks and battles for the puck along the boards. While he is a center/right winger, he will line up as the right handed defensemen on the power-play and is a solid quarterback on the right side. Next season, Cozens will more than likely be back with Lethbridge, but it will not be long before Cozens is playing in the NHL. Cozens could be NHL-ready after one more junior hockey season.  Josh Tessler

 

June 2019 – Cozens has been drafted seventh overall by the Sabres.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

June 2019 – Cozens finished the year in the top-10 for WHL skaters. The Whitehorse-native used his heavy shot to score 34 goals and added 50 assists in 68 contests. Cozens plays a heavy, fast, and intelligent game. He won’t have to wait around long to hear his name called on draft day. Cam Robinson

 

June 2019 – Cozens was officially measured at 6-foot-3.25 and 183 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

November 2018 – The reigning WHL Rookie of the year was looking to build off a terrific U18 Hlinka performance. He jumped out to a blistering start with Lethbridge in year two by putting up 10 points in his first four games. Since that time though, he’s produced 12 points in 13 contests. Those numbers are fine but not top-of-the-class quality. Cozens remains a top-end prospect and will battle all season long for the right to be the second centre off of the board behind Jack Hughes. The Yukon-native brings good size, speed, awareness and a complete offensive toolkit. He’s a budding fantasy asset that poolies should be well aware of. Cam Robinson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Whitehorse Mustangs U15 A U15 A 12 8 5 13 - |          
 2014-2015 Whitehorse Mustangs U15 A U15 A 23 9 9 18 0 |          
  Team Yukon CWG 5 2 1 3 2 |          
 2015-2016 Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep G CSSBHL 25 19 12 31 18 | Playoffs 3 5 1 6
  Cariboo Cougars U18 AAA BC U18 2 1 1 2 0 |          
  BCMML Wild 1 U16 Cup 5 1 1 2 6 |          
  Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep G John Reid Bantam 6 9 6 15 2 |          
 2016-2017 Yale Hockey Academy Prep CSSHL 30 27 30 57 40 | Playoffs 3 2 2 4
  Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 3 1 0 1 0 | Playoffs 12 3 5 8
 2017-2018 Team Red U17-Dev 3 1 1 2 0 |          
  Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 57 22 31 53 20 | Playoffs 16 7 6 13 14 
  Canada Red U17 WHC-17 6 1 6 7 0 |          
 2018-2019 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 68 34 50 84 30 | Playoffs 7 4 4 8
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 4 5 9 4 |          
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 3 5 0 |          
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 1 0 1 0 |          
 2019-2020 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 51 38 47 85 38 |          
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 2 2 2 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 2 7 9 4 |          
 2020-2021 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL - - - - - |          

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