David Kolomatis, the Kings’ fifth-round pick, has some ties to the Kings already. The 20-year-old defenseman was signed to his junior team, Owen Sound of the OHL, by current Kings co-director of scouting Michael Futa, who was Owen Sound’s general manager. In fact, Futa signed Kolomatis on the same day (in 2006) that he signed Trevor Lewis.
Kolomatis spent three seasons in Owen Sound. OHL coaches voted Kolomatis as the third-best “offensive defenseman” in the league this season, when he had 18 goals, which doubled his total from 2007-08.