Tuesday: The team has announced the contract, detailing that it is a two-year entry-level deal.
Monday: According to The Buffalo News, NCAA standout Alex Iafallo has signed with the Los Angeles Kings. The 23-year old center has just completed his final season for the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he scored 51 points in 42 games and was named a first-team All-American.
UMD of course lost in the NCAA title game against the University of Denver earlier this month, despite Iafallo’s second period marker that brought them within one goal. Never having scored more than 25 points before this season, Iafallo more than doubled that output and showed he may have a higher ceiling than once thought.
Undrafted out of the USHL, Iafallo is one of the more interesting names to come out of the NCAA ranks this year, and along with teammate Neal Pionk was scouted heavily in the tournament. His offensive outburst paired with an excellent penalty killing ability makes him a potential role player right away at the NHL, though he’ll likely have to prove himself in the AHL to start next season.