Tim Bozon
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Tim Bozon

Hometown:

Lugano Switzerland

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1994-03-24

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

3rd round (64th overall), 2012

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: Tim Bozon spent the season playing in Switzerland where his father, former St. Louis Blue Philippe Bozon, was coaching. He also skated for France in the 2010 U18 Division I A Junior World Championship. He appeared in three games for Kloten’s U20 team and scored 2 goals with 4 penalty minutes. Bozon spent most of the season with Kloten’s U17 team and was the second-leading scorer in Switzerland at that level. In 30 games he scored 26 goals with 29 assists and 22 penalty minutes. In 10 playoff games he scored 2 goals with 4 assists. Bozon had 1 assist and was an even plus/minus as France went 3-2 and finished fourth in the six-team tournament.

2010-11: Bozon played three games with Kloten’s U20 team and spent most of the season with Lugano – skating for that club’s U20 and U17 teams. He skated for France at the 2011 U18 Division I B World Junior Championship – tying for the team lead with six points. After scoring 1 goal in three games in a limited role with Kloten, Bozon found his scoring touch with fourth-place Lugano. In 27 games he had 16 goals with 13 assists and 24 penalty minutes. In three playoff games he scored 1 goal with 1 assist. In 13 games at the U17 level with Lugano, including five playoff games, he scored 10 goals with 10 assists. Bozon scored 3 goals with 3 assists and was +2 with 2 penalty minutes in five games at the U18 WJC DI B tournament as France finished third behind Denmark and host Slovenia. He was selected by Kamloops (WHL) in the first round (27th overall) of the 2011 CHL Import Draft.

2011-12: Bozon was the third-leading scorer for Kamloops in his first season in the WHL and represented France at the U18 level for a third time. In 71 games for the Blazers he scored 36 goals with 35 assists and was plus-27 with 40 penalty minutes. In 11 playoff games he had 5 goals and was minus-four with 11 penalty minutes. Kamloops reached the second round of the playoffs after winning 47 games during the regular season. Bozon was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 42nd amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Bozon was the second-leading scorer for Kamloops in his second WHL season and represented France in the 2013 IIHF World Championship. He scored 36 goals and had 55 assists in 69 games and was +37 with 58 penalty minutes. Kamloops was second in the B.C. Division and reached the Western Conference Finals against WHL champion Portland. Bozon missed much of the playoffs — suffering a hand injury in Game 3 of the first round series with Victoria that kept him out until the Portland series. He scored 4 goals with 2 assists in eight playoff games and was an even plus/minus with 10 penalty minutes. Bozon played five games for France and was -4 with 1 assist.

 

Talent Analysis

At this stage of his development, Bozon is largely an offensively oriented player, albeit a good one.  He possesses a good shot and a quick release, two attributes that make him a dangerous goal-scorer.  Bozon also has the speed and quickness to elude defenders, adding to his effectiveness in the offensive zone.  While he has decent size, Bozon does not play big and does not regularly go to the high-traffic areas of the ice.  He'll need to develop his defensive game a bit to avoid becoming a one-trick pony, but his skill level should be enough to get Bozon to the NHL.

 

Future

Bozon is expected to make the NHL training camp and has made an incredible recovery from his near-fatal bout with meningitis. He could provide scoring punch to the Bulldogs if he plays in the top-six forward group and is fully healthy again.

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