|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
205 lb (93 kg)
New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
|Born||May 16, 1980,|
St. Paul, MN, U.S.
|NHL Draft||154th overall, 2000|
|Pro Career||2004 – 2007|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Koalska played his college hockey at the University of Minnesota from 2000–2004 winning two National Championships.
Koalska made his professional debut with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League in the 2004–05 season. He appeared in three NHL games with the New York Islanders in the 2005–06 season, going scoreless. On January 5, 2007, the Islanders traded Koalska to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenceman Tomas Malec. Koalska finished the season with the Senators' AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators before signing in the off-season with HC Bolazno in the Italian Elite League. However, Koalska did not play with Bolazno, having to retire due to a heart condition. He returned to University of Minnesota to complete his degree.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1999–00||Twin City Vulcans||USHL||57||24||34||58||19||13||5||5||10||4|
|2000–01||U. of Minnesota||NCAA||42||10||14||24||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||U. of Minnesota||NCAA||44||10||23||33||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||U. of Minnesota||NCAA||41||9||31||40||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||U. of Minnesota||NCAA||44||13||26||39||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||60||7||8||15||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||75||19||30||49||82||7||2||1||3||0|
|2005–06||New York Islanders||NHL||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|