David Kolomatis

Hometown:

Livingston New Jersey

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-02-25

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2009

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

5th round (126th overall), 2009

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Led the Owen Sound Attack of the OHL with 18 goals as a defenseman in 63 games.  Also contributed four points in their four playoff games before being ousted out of the playoffs.  Joined on with Providence of the AHL at the conclusion of their season and enjoyed a l16-game playoff run in the AHL, showing that he is at least ready for the AHL.  Drafted by the Kings as a 20-year-old in 2009.

2009-10: In his first professional season, David Kolomatis posted 8 goals and 21 assists while playing in 76 games with the Manchester Monarchs.

2010-11: Kolomatis played in 70 of 80 games for AHL Manchester in his second pro season and was a valuable member of the Monarchs' power play as his defensive game continued to be a work in progress. Kolomatis scored 8 goals and his 20 assists were second-most amongst Monarchs defensemen but he finished with a team-worst -13 plus/minus with 58 PMs. After finishing second in the Atlantic Division the Monarchs faced eventual Calder Cup champion Binghamton in the first round of the AHL playoffs and in seven games Kolomatis scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -4 with 2 PMs.

2011-12: Kolomatis skated in 58 games for Kings AHL affiliate Manchester in his third pro season – missing 17 games between December and January due to a lower body injury. He scored 5 goals with 20 assists and was minus-three with 12 penalty minutes. Manchester  finished second in the Atlantic Division and lost to Norfolk three games to one in a first round playoff series. Kolomatis had 1 assist and was minus-one with 4 penalty minutes in four playoff games.

 

Talent Analysis

A solid defenseman, even if he does not have the ideal size for a blueliner.  A strong shot adds an offensive dimension to his game.  Does not excel in any particular aspect of his game, but more of an all-around defenseman.

 

Future

Kolomatis is playing for the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL for the 2011-12 season.

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