The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Alex Iafallo to a four year deal worth $16 million.
The Kings were trying to get this done ahead of the trade deadline and hammered it out Monday. The 27-year-old was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of this season and was in the final year of a two year contract signed in July of 2019.
It’s a raise for Iafallo, who is currently earning $2.425 million annually.
The Eden native has 11 goals and 14 assists in 39 games for the Kings this season.
In 266 regular season games, all with Los Angeles, Iafallo scored 52 goals and added 74 assists. His best season to date was a 43 point campaign in 2019-2020.
Iafallo had a noteworthy career with the University of Minnesota Duluth in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and was named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team in his freshman year. In 152 games with UMD, he produced 121 points.
Iafallo went undrafted into the National Hockey League but signed a two year deal with the Kings in April of 2017. He had a good training camp right out of the gate and made the opening night roster for Los Angeles in the 2017-2018 season.
The Kings definitely believe the best is yet to come from Iafallo and this dollar amount shows their faith in the forward.
Los Angeles traded forward Jeff Carter to the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier and acquired two draft picks in the swap, putting extra emphasis on the Iafallo signing and cementing the forward group.