Future Watch: Alex Kerfoot Rookie Hockey Cards, Avalanche – Alex Kerfoot was selected with the 150th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. At that time, he was a terrific player in the BCHL. An injury in his draft year limited what he could do and he never got close to the 25 goals he scored the previous season. After that he headed to Harvard and everything would change there; to the point where he declared himself a free agent and he signed with the Colorado Avalanche this past summer.
He played all four years for the Harvard Crimson. He posted totals of 14, 30 (in 27 games) and 34 points in his first three seasons. In that third season, he was more than a point per game and he got as almost as much notoriety as his teammate and linemate, Jimmy Vesey got before he signed with the New York Rangers that summer.
Last year, Kerfoot was the captain for Harvard. He had a spectacular season posting 45 points and 16 goals in 36 games. Harvard was the top ranked team in the East Regional last year. They beat hometown, Providence to make it to the finals and then they lost to Minnesota-Duluth who advanced to the 2017 Frozen Four. He was a Hobey Baker nominee as well. The best was yet to come for Kerfoot.
Kerfoot made the Avalanche opening night roster and he’s been a fixture of their resurgence. In his first 19 games, he posted 15 points and seven goals. He’s getting power play time and he’s really showed off his 200-foot game.
Here’s a look at his first NHL goal:
Kerfoot took the right path to the NHL. He got an education and now he’s playing in the best league in the world.