The descriptions "thrill-seeker" and "lives dangerously" probably aren't high on the list of qualities a mother wants for her son.
But when they are accompanied by characteristics like "driven" and "humble," it makes that son a motivated, accomplished, and successful person.
Barb Iafallo can attest to that.
Barb's son, Alex Iafallo, is playing his first year of NHL hockey with the LA Kings. Having graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth last Spring with a bachelor's degree in Management, Alex went undrafted and signed with the Kings as an unrestricted free agent in April of 2017.
Twelve months later, Alex is one of seven Kings players who has made their playoff debut with the club as the Kings opened their first-round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights.