EL SEGUNDO, CA — On September 3, the Los Angeles Kings signed defenseman prospect David Kolomatis, 21, to a three-year entry level contract.
The 5-11, 189-pound native of Livingston, New Jersey played in 76 regular season games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (Kings’ primary minor league affiliate) last season, scoring eight goals and adding 21 assists for 29 points, tying him for second among Monarchs defensemen in points. He was also tied for second among club defensemen in goals and assists, while ranking seventh in the AHL in points for rookie defensemen.
Kolomatis topped Monarchs defensemen last season with five power play goals.
In 15 playoff games, Kolomatis, who was selected by the Kings in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft, recorded one assist.
In 2008-09 with the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League, he ranked first among club defensemen in points, goals and assists before playing in four regular season games and 16 post-season games with Providence (AHL). In 2007-08 with Owen Sound, he ranked first among club defensemen in points, second on the club in assists (first among club defensemen) and in 2006-07 with the same club he ranked eighth among OHL rookie defensemen in points.
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