Saturday, August 11, 2007
Forward Matt Koalska signed with HC Bolzano of the Italian Serie A League on August 9. A veteran AHLer, Koalska played 3 games for the Islanders during the 2005-06 season but never found footing with an NHL club. A star during his 4 years of play at the University of Minnesota, Koalska never lived up to expectations and in a surprise move has signed to play in the vortex of ice hockey: the Italian League. During his 3 game NHL career, Koalska had no points, 3 shots, 2 penalty minutes and a -1 rating.