Defenseman David Kolomatis is leaving the Washington Capitals' organization and is going to Finland after accepting a one-year contract with Tappara in Finland.
In the past season, which was his fifth full AHL season and first with Hershey after joining the Washington organization on a one-year, two-way deal, Kolomatis collected 30 points in 61 games, with 23 assists, both career-highs. He had previously spent four seasons with the Manchester Monarchs, the affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. A former fifth-round draft pick in 2009, Kolomatis spent three seasons with the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack before being promoted to the AHL. He has never played in an NHL game. . Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:35:00 AM