How does a 23-year-old, undrafted, college graduate end up in the NHL on a line with two two-time Stanley Cup Champs/All-Stars/Olympians? Getting to know Alex Iafallo, the LA Kings' rookie centerman, will probably provide a pretty good answer.
On April 18, just a month before completing his senior season of NCAA hockey, Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Management.
Come October, Iafallo, who not only managed to earn a spot on the Kings' opening night roster, but found himself on the top line alongside iconic Kings wingers Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown.