Alexander Kerfoot Signs NHL Contract With Colorado Avalanche

Alexander Kerfoot Signs NHL Contract With Colorado Avalanche

Harvard men's ice hockey standout Alexander Kerfoot led the Crimson to its first Frozen Four appearance since 1994 in 2016-17. 

Colorado Avalanche Press Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Alexander Kerfoot, co-captain of the 2016-17 Harvard men's ice hockey team, signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche, the team announced today (Aug. 24). Originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Kerfoot opted for free agency after a standout career with the Crimson.

A native of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Kerfoot would be the second former Harvard student-athlete in program history to play for the Avalanche, joining Steve Moore ('01).

In 121 career games, Kerfoot recorded 123 points (36 goals, 87 assists), finishing 21st on Harvard's all-time scoring list. A Hobey Baker Top 10 finalist and CCM/AHCA second team All-America selection, Kerfoot had his best season in 2016-17, guiding Harvard to its first Frozen Four appearance since 1994. Kerfoot tied for the team lead with 44 points (16 goals, 29 assists) with an average of 1.25 points per game (15th, NCAA). His leadership on and off the ice helped drive the Crimson to a 28-6-2 overall record, the most wins since the 1988-89 season (31) and the fewest losses in Division I college hockey.

Kerfoot earned several other honors on the year. He was named to the New England Hockey All-Star team, and was a first team All-ECAC Hockey selection, as well as a Senior CLASS Award finalist.