Alex Kerfoot

Alex Kerfoot

27-Year-Old CenterC
Toronto Maple Leafs
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Kerfoot has something to prove this season. The pivot was exposed, but not selected in the Seattle Kracken expansion draft after two consecutive sub-par offensive seasons. Back in blue-and-white, Kerfoot has the skill to seize a job in the Maple Leafs' top six this year as the team juggles left wingers. His competition? The perennially underperforming Nick Ritchie and the prove-it Michael Bunting over from Arizona. Kerfoot put up his best offensive numbers in a scoring role in the Mile High City from 2017-19 and could replicate that success beside either Auston Matthews or John Tavares this year. Don't count on power-play production, but a career mark in points will be on tap if Kerfoot is able to score one of those gigs. Major sleeper alert. Read Past Outlooks
$Kerfoot has developed into a useful player for Toronto, but both his goal and point totals have decreased in each of his first four NHL seasons. His production really took a nosedive following his trade from the Avalanche to Leafs ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Kerfoot posted a whopping 33 power-play points in each of his first two seasons, but he's managed just five points with the man advantage over the past two years. The 27-year-old has settled in as a dozen-goal, 30-point player who offers little in terms of secondary category production.
Produces helper in shootout win
CToronto Maple Leafs
January 11, 2022
Kerfoot notched an assist, three hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Golden Knights.
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Kerfoot had the secondary helper on William Nylander's opening tally. While it wasn't a multi-point effort, Kerfoot extended his point streak to four games (two goals, seven assists). The 27-year-old's January surge has him up to 25 points in 34 contests -- he's already surpassed his 23-point effort from 56 outings last season. Kerfoot should continue to find success as long as he's in a top-six role alongside either Auston Matthews or John Tavares.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:35
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:04
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:56
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
14:46
1:15
0:16
2020–21
14:27
0:36
1:31
2021–22
15:35
0:04
1:56
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Kerfoot struggled in his first year with the Maple Leafs, producing just 28 points in 65 contests. His nine goals were a career low, and it was also the first time he's missed the 40-point threshold since entering the NHL in 2017. The chances for a bounce-back campaign aren't great, either -- Nick Robertson is ready to make the leap, and that could come at the expense of Kerfoot's playing time. Mired in a bottom-six role, Kerfoot has limited upside despite his successful track record. He'll be worth a look in deeper formats, but managers in standard leagues can likely pass on the 26-year-old forward.
Toronto's 33-year-old GM Kyle Dubas continues to make shrewd moves. This summer, he acquired the signing rights to Kerfoot and courted puck-moving defenseman Tyson Barrie -- with Colorado agreeing to retain half of his salary -- in a blockbuster deal for Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosen and a 2020 third-round draft pick. Kerfoot has made an immediate splash in the NHL, with the third-line pivot looking to build upon the 34 goals, 51 assists and 33 power-play points that he's produced since his top-level debut to open the 2017-18 campaign. The B.C. native has moved from one offensive powerhouse to another, so it's only a matter of how quickly he can adjust to his new team and the Eastern Conference itself. Best of all, there will be no monetary distractions for Kerfoot since the ink is still drying on his four-year, $14 million deal contract with the Leafs.
Kerfoot weighed his options prior to the season as a valued incoming rookie free agent, ultimately signing a two-year deal with the Avalanche in August. He landed an Opening Night roster spot with the Avalanche after a strong preseason and didn't waste the opportunity. The 23-year-old pivot proceeded to rattle off 19 goals and 24 assists in his rookie season, lighting the lamp on an astounding 23.5 percent -- a league-best mark among players with 25-plus games -- of his 81 shots on goal. Considering he averaged just 13:27 of ice time as a rookie, an improvement in this department, combined with Kerfoot's presence on a young and improving power play could also bump up his counting stats in 2018-19.
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Three-game, multi-point streak
CToronto Maple Leafs
January 8, 2022
Kerfoot scored a goal and added two assists in a 5-4 overtime loss to Colorado on Saturday.
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Goal and assist in win
CToronto Maple Leafs
January 5, 2022
Kerfoot scored an empty-net goal, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.
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Dishes trio of assists
CToronto Maple Leafs
January 1, 2022
Kerfoot notched three assists and went plus-3 in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Senators.
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Back at practice
CToronto Maple Leafs
December 27, 2021
Kerfoot cleared COVID-19 protocol and practiced Monday, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
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Enters COVID protocols
CToronto Maple Leafs
Covid-19
December 17, 2021
The Maple Leafs placed Kerfoot in COVID-19 protocols Friday.
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