2018-19 LA Kings roster: Alex Iafallo player profile

AXS Sports is in the process of profiling 25 Los Angeles Kings players and coaches prior to the 2018-19 season. In the sixth part of the series, it is time to profile Kings forward Alex Iafallo. 

Signed as a free agent by the Kings on April 18, 2017, Iafallo is 24 years old. He shoots left, is 6'0", 185 pounds and plays center and left wing. 

Prior to signing with the Kings, Iafallo played two seasons with the Fargo Farce of the United States Hockey League and four seasons with the University of Minnesota-Duluth 

Iafallo is entering his second season with the Kings. In his rookie season of 2017-18, he played 75 regular season games. He had nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points and was a +10. Iafallo also had 12 penalty minutes, one game-winning goal, two power play points, 129 shots on goal, 14 faceoff wins, 53 hits, 33 blocked shots, 24 takeaways and 23 giveaways.

Iafallo's first NHL career goal came in a 4-3 Kings overtime loss to the Nashville Predators on Nov. 4, 2017. He also had four multi-point games and was an impressive +5 in a 6-4 Kings win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 21. In the postseason, Iafallo played in three of the four Kings playoff games and scored in game three of the series. 

Iafallo could have a strong sophomore season with the Kings. Especially, if he ends up seeing significant ice time among the Kings top two lines. To see Iafallo and the Kings at the Staples Center this season, please click here.