A high-quality college free agent reportedly has chosen to sign with the Colorado Avalanche, and no that’s not a sentence of typos.

Alex Kerfoot, who was the center on a high-scoring line with Jimmy Vesey and considered one of the top players in American college hockey, reportedly agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the Avs Wednesday. The news was first reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger on Twitter. The Avs have yet to confirm the signing. At 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, Kerfoot certainly isn’t a big center.

But his quick feet and better-than-average skill make him a solid NHL prospect. He also gives the Avs more depth at center should they move Matt Duchene, which is still distinctly possible.

The British Columbia roots of Joe Sakic seemingly played a role in convincing Kerfoot to sign with Colorado, despite being the worst team in the NHL last season. Kerfoot is from West Vancouver, and Sakic was born in Vancouver and grew up in nearby Burnaby, B.C. Sakic was an idol to Kerfoot, who is 23 and coming off a four-year career with Harvard.

Kerfoot, a left-handed shot, scored 16 goals and 45 points for the Crimson last season. In the three seasons before that, he and Vesey formed a deadly line combination that helped Harvard regain NCAA prominence.

Kerfoot was drafted 150th overall by the New Jersey Devils in 2012, but failed to sign a deal with the Devils and became a free agent Aug. 16. He reportedly had a handful of teams on a final list before deciding on Colorado.

Here are some highlights of Kerfoot:

Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater is a staff writer with BSNDenver. He started his journalism career way, way back in 1988 as a proofreader with the Concord Monitor as a kid out of college (Keene State College), and has wended its way since with a 25-year stop at The Denver Post, 20 of which were spent as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche, from its inception in 1995. Adrian has also worked as a primary hockey writer with Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, The Hockey News, Versus.com and Bleacher Report. He is the author of seven sports books, including the best-selling “Blood Feud: Colorado Avalanche v. Detroit Red Wings, The Inside Story of Pro Sports’ Nastiest and Best Rivalry of Its Era” and “100 Things Avalanche Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”, which was published in October, 2016.

  • highlights?

    Thats an interview video

  • zach

    That was such an epic highlight video. I think my favorite part is when they cut to Alex talking and then went back to the interviewer. One of a kind handles right there

    • Adrian Dater

      Yes, updated!