CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's ice hockey will be represented by two former student-athletes in the 2019 NHL playoffs, which begin this week. Alexander Kerfoot '17 (Colorado Avalanche) and Alex Killorn '12 (Tampa Bay Lightning) will compete for the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive season.
Kerfoot, in his second year with the Avalanche, followed up his rookie season with another impressive campaign, recording 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 78 games. Last year, Kerfoot scored twice in Colorado's first round series against the Nashville Predators, which saw the Avalanche fall in six games. This year Colorado will take on the Calgary Flames in the Western Conference quarterfinals, with Game 1 on Thursday (April 11).
Killorn once again played in all 82 games for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning, recording 40 points (18 goals, 22 assists) with a plus-22 rating. In 64 career playoff games, Killorn has 40 points (20 goals, 20 assists). Tampa Bay will play the Columbus Blue Jackets in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series beginning on Wednesday (April 10).
Additionally, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney '88 guided the B's to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. Boston will take on the Toronto Maple Leads in the first round of the playoffs, with Game 1 on Thursday (April 11).