The Colorado Avalanche won the services of forward Alex Kerfoot on Wednesday, signing the Harvard University product to a 2-year entry-level deal. Kerfoot was a 2012 draft pick of the New Jersey Devils, but found his way into unrestricted free agency after his 4-year term was done at school and went unsigned with the Devils.
His career numbers at the NCAA level were certainly impressive, 123 points in 121 games, and he'll be offered the opportunity to jump right in at the NHL level with the Avalanche, which was likely the kicker in him choosing to go to Denver, rather than a few other NHL cities that were vying for his services.
It will certainly be interesting to see how and where he could fit in with the club, as the competition for spots is starting to look tight. Of course, the trade rumours surrounding the Avalanche may open up a spot or two, but until that happens, we'll maybe hold off on some early projections.