The LA Kings have signed forward Alex Iafallo to a two-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.
The 23-year-old Iafallo (born Dec. 21, 1993) is a 6-0, 190-pound native of Eden, New York who appeared in 42 games this past season with the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs (NCHC), posting 51 points (21-30=51), a plus-22 rating and 22 penalty minutes. His 51 points tied for 12th nationally.
Iafallo, a senior, recently completed his Bulldogs career by leading UMD to the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Frozen Four Championship game on April 8, where his team lost to Denver University 3-2 in the Final.
Iafallo scored a goal in the championship game and he also scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal versus Harvard as the Bulldogs slipped past Harvard 2-1 in a Frozen Four Semifinal game on April 6.
Iafallo's game-winning goal to send Minnesota-Duluth to the NCAA Frozen Four Final.
For his efforts, Iafallo was named to the Frozen Four All-Tournament team.
Iafallo led the Bulldogs in goals (21), assists (30) and points (51) during his senior campaign, and his plus-22 rating ranked third on the team.
He finished with 48 goals, 73 assists and 121 points in 152 career games over four seasons with UMD.