8/22/17 | 8:55PM: Kerfoot is reportedly down to the Rangers and Sharks, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.
8:42PM: Darren Dreger tweets that Kerfoot will make his decision "soon" and that the final five teams he is considering are the Canucks, Rangers, Sharks, Isles and Avs.
8:11PM: Kerfoot is "still processing" his options, according to Brooks. (NY Post)
8/21/17 | The Rangers are a finalist for Harvard center Alex Kerfoot
Larry Brooks reports that the Rangers are one of the final two or three teams in the mix for Harvard UFA center Alex Kerfoot. (NY Post)
Kerfoot, 23, was Jimmy Vesey's center at Harvard and is expected to make a decision by tomorrow.
He was originally a 5th round pick of the Devils in 2012 but opted not to sign with them and is now a free agent.
Kerfoot, 5-10, 175 has had at least 30 points in each of the past three seasons at Harvard and, overall, 109 points in 96 games.
He is from Vancouver and the Canucks are also believed to be finalists to sign him.
Corey Pronman tweeted that he thinks Kerfoot is a good depth player in the AHL and maybe a tweener type of NHL/AHL player. (Pronman)
Kerfoot was ranked 98th this year in a ranking of the Top 100 college prospects and they wrote that while he is undersized he can create time and space and has "exceptional vision." (SBN)
In 2016 he was ranked 60th in the Top 100 rankings with them writing he is "extremely strong on the puck and has great offensive instincts and playmaking ability." They add that he is someone capable of making things happen, even in "heavy traffic." (SBN)
In 2015 he was ranked 32nd in the Top 100 rankings and they wrote that Kerfoot is "very creative and a fluid skater." (SBN)
In 2015, Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News wrote that Kerfoot can "dart in and out of traffic" to create offense.
Kerfoot makes players around him better and took a big step this past season as a scoring leader for Harvard after Jimmy Vesey graduated. (College Hockey News)
Grant Sonier wrote in 2012, while evaulating Kerfoot at a junior tournament for Canada, that he has "character," a "big heart" and that his skating and offensive instincts "help give this kid a chance." (ESPN Insider)
Kerfoot's 2015-16 was his first at Harvard where he was completely healthy and Harvard did not win a game that season where he didn't record a point. (Crimson)
Adam Rotter: Kerfoot has never really been mentioned among the top prospects for the Devils and he doesn't bring a fraction of the hype that his friend Jimmy Vesey did last summer, but he consistently put up points at Harvard. Being 23 and playing four-years at Harvard would indicate he is more ready to play in the NHL but there isn't much indication he could step in and play right now. Signing Kerfoot would be low risk move and only cost the Rangers a bit of cap space and a spot on their 50 contract list but also add another talented young player to the organization.