Alexander Kerfoot

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Alexander Kerfoot
Kerfoot during his time with the Maple Leafs on October 17, 2022
Born (1994-08-11) August 11, 1994 (age 29)
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Arizona Coyotes
Colorado Avalanche
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 150th overall, 2012
Playing career 2017–present

Alexander Douglas Kerfoot (born August 11, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He currently plays for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Before playing in the NHL, Kerfoot played parts of 3 seasons with the Coquitlam Express of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and four years at Harvard with the Crimson. During his time with the Express, Kerfoot would win the Bob Fenton Trophy as the most sportsmanlike player in the league. He would also be named to the All-Rookie and All-Star teams. [1] While playing with Harvard, Kerfoot would be named to the Second All-Ivy Team and earned a spot in the ECAC Third All-Star Team after recording 30 assists in his 2015–16 junior year.[2]

He was drafted 150th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Kerfoot decided not to play for them and instead play at Harvard. After his time at Harvard was done, he became a free agent. On August 23, 2017, Kerfoot signed a two-year; entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche.[3] On October 5, Kerfoot made his NHL debut. He would also record his first NHL point in the same game when assisted on a Tyson Barrie goal in a 4-2 win against the New York Rangers.[4] On October 11, he would score his first NHL goal in a 6-3 season opening win against the Boston Bruins.[5]

On July 1, 2019, the Avalanche would trade Kerfoot, Tyson Barrie and a sixth-round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosén and a third-round pick.[6] He would sign a four-year, $14 million contract with the Maple Leafs three days later.[7] He would play four seasons with them.

On July 1, 2023, Kerfoot signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Arizona Coyotes as a free agent.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kerfoot wins Fenton award as Express preps for playoffs". Tri-City News. 4 March 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2024.
  2. "No. 2/2 Men's Hockey Sweeps Ivy League Yearly Awards". Harvard Crimson. 2 March 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2024.
  3. "College free agent Alex Kerfoot signs with Avalanche". Sportsnet. Retrieved January 13, 2024.
  4. "Varlamov stops 37 shots as Avalanche beat Rangers 4-2". ESPN. Retrieved January 13, 2024.
  5. "Kerfoot Scores First NHL Goal". Colorado Avalanche. 12 October 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2024.
  6. "Maple Leafs trade Kadri, Rosen to Avalanche for Barrie, Kerfoot". Sportsnet. Retrieved January 13, 2024.
  7. "Maple Leafs sign Ceci and Kerfoot to contract extensions". Toronto Maple Leafs. 4 July 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2024.
  8. "Coyotes sign Kerfoot to two-year contract". Arizona Coyotes. Retrieved January 13, 2024.

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