Defenseman prospect David Kolomatis
appears to be moving up the Los Angeles Kings’
depth chart, ahead of some more
highly touted prospects.
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LOS ANGELES — Many who follow the National Hockey League
know all the current players on their favorite team’s roster, as well as the top draft picks throughout that team’s system.
But once you get past their first and second round draft selections, the rest of their young prospects generally fly way, way under the radar.
Along those lines, for those who follow the Los Angeles Kings, the name, “David Kolomatis” is likely to be a head scratcher.
Nevertheless, the Kings’ fifth round pick (126th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft has quietly moved up the organizational depth chart. In fact, it appears that he has even moved past highly touted, 2007 first round pick (fourth overall) Thomas Hickey.
“I’m just a hard-working guy,” the 23-year-old defenseman said during an exclusive interview with Frozen Royalty. “I try to go to the rink with the same attitude every day. I’m not one of the higher draft picks, and flying under the radar is a bit of a good thing. I just take each day and try to approach it the same way, battle to get into the lineup, and try to prove myself.”
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