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Al Iafrate

Al Iafrate

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: March 21, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Dearborn, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 240 DRAFTED: TOR / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
NHL Second All-Star Team (1993) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1988, 1990, 1993, 1994) Traded to Washington by Toronto for Peter Zezel and Bob Rouse, January 16, 1991. Traded to Boston by Washington for Joe Juneau, March 21, 1994. Missed entire 1994-95 and 1995-96 due to knee surgery. Traded to San Jose by Boston for Jeff Odgers and Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Boston selected Elias Abrahamsson) in 1996 Entry Draft, June 21, 1996. Claimed by Nashville from San Jose in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 14, 1998. Officially announced retirement, September 1, 1998.
Quote of the Day

The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.

— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series