Colorado Avalanche: Alexander Kerfoot has 7 Points in 4 Games

STOCKHOLM, SWE - NOVEMBER 10: Alexander Kerfoot
STOCKHOLM, SWE - NOVEMBER 10: Alexander Kerfoot /

The Colorado Avalanche have a poised rookie in Alexander Kerfoot. He’s recorded an impressive seven points in four games.

Colorado Avalanche forward Alexander Kerfoot is on a hot streak. He has seven points in four games. In fact, the rookie is currently third on the team for points with 13 and first on the team for goals with seven.

He’s second for all rookies with those seven goals and third with those 13 points. That’s a pretty impressive outing for the 23-year-old Harvard graduate.

Kerfoot’s point streak dates back to the November 4, game against the Philadelphia Flyers. In that game he had an assist on Mikko Rantanen‘s second-period power play goal:

That’s a good example of Kerfoot getting the puck where it can do the most damage — near the net.

Kerfoot went on to score two weird goal in that weird game against the New York Islanders. It’s weird, of course, because center Matt Duchene got traded two shifts into the first period and left the ice. Talk about taking the steam out of a team.

In any case, the Islanders were up 6-2 late in the third period. It looked hopeless for the Colorado Avalanche, but Alexander Kerfoot did his best to at least make it a game. With just 30 seconds left in the game, he scored the following goal:

Once again, Kerfoot shows that good things happen when you throw the puck toward the net — in this case, you bounce it off the opponent and get a goal.

He scored another goal just 21 seconds later:

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This time Kerfoot actually means to score, in this case a one-timer from Sven Andrighetto. Props to Alexander for not just going through the  motions in the waning seconds of the game but actually making an attempt to score.

Colorado still lost the game 6-3, but at least Kerfoot can content himself with having wrecked havoc on goalie Thomas Greiss‘ save percentage and goals against average. Those were goals numbers four and five on the season for Kerfoot.

Despite an eventful Wednesday afternoon in Sweden that landed Alexander Kerfoot in the emergency room (nut allergy), he was one of three Avalanche players to score against the Ottawa Senators. He also earned an assist on Nail Yakupov‘s first-period power play goal:

It looks like Harvard boy picks up quickly. Whether you’re in front of the net or behind it, getting the puck in front of the net results in good things happening. Here’s it’s a one-timer by Yakupov.

Here’s Kerfoot’s goal in the second period:

Remember, this is the goal that starts with newbie (and fellow rookie) Samuel Girard‘s incredible puck handling in the Senators’ zone. Kerfoot is just there to finish off the play.

Alexander Kerfoot also got a goal and an assist in yesterday’s game against Ottawa.

His assist came on Sven Andrighetto’s second-period goal:

Again, here’s an example of players just throwing pucks on net, though this time it’s Andrighetto.

Kerfoot’s seventh goal of the season came a little bit before that, on the power play:

Boy, is that impressive how Kerfoot threads the needle.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Alexander Kerfoot is so poised and polished in how he plays. He completed four years of collegiate hockey on a very competitive Harvard team.

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It’s good to see Kerfoot stepping into a big role. Certainly the coaching staff has been showing confidence in him, putting him on the power play and into the game in the final seconds of play. The Colorado Avalanche are going to need him to keep up that impressive play.