2009 5th Round Pick David Kolomatis
In the 5th round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the Los Angeles Kings drafted defenseman David Kolomatis with the 126th overall pick. Last season, Kolomatis played for the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. In 63 games for Owen Sound, Kolomatis scored 18 goals and 28 assists for 46 points. In the playoffs, he scored 2 goals and 2 assists for, you guessed it, 4 points. Kolomatis also appeared on Team USA’s U-18 squad in 2005-2006. The LA Kings are familiar with Kolomatis in that Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Futa signed him when he was General Manager of Owen Sound.
After reaching the playoffs in his final season with the Owen Sound Attack, Kolomatis signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. In four games with the Bruins he had 0 points and in the playoffs registered an assist.
The drafting of David Kolomatis means defensive depth for a very young Manchester Monarchs team. As an overager, Kolomatis no longer has any junior eligibility. Known for his smooth skating and ability to put up a little offense, Kolomatis will probably be that sixth defenseman for the Monarchs who does everything right but just doesn’t have the upside. That’s okay, we need guys like this in our minor league system. This was a good pickup that serves a very specific purpose. You can’t always draft a Henrik Zetterberg in the 5th round.
The information about the lower draft picks is getting thin, Kings fans. I’ll profile the last two in the coming days. Depending on how much information I get, I may just combine the profiles.