Report: Rangers among finalists to land Harvard standout Kerfoot

Alexander Kerfoot is reportedly considering signing with the New York Rangers. (Stew Milne/AP)

The New York Rangers are among the final two or three teams Harvard standout Alex Kerfoot is considering signing with, reports Larry Brooks of The New York Post. Kerfoot’s agent says the 23-year-old centre plans to reach a decision no later than Tuesday, according to the report.

Kerfoot posted 16 goals and 29 assists for Harvard in 36 games in 2016-17. That production made him a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the NCAA’s top player each year.

The New Jersey Devils selected Kerfoot in the fifth round of the 2012 draft but they failed to sign him to an entry-level contract, permitting him to test free agency.

New York has a history of signing Harvard stars, inking Jimmy Vesey last off-season. Kerfoot replaced Vesey as captain of the Crimson this past year.

The Vancouver Canucks had a ‘productive meeting’ with Kerfoot last week, but Brooks did not specify whether or not they are still in the mix to land the coveted free agent. Kerfoot was born in West Vancouver and spent three seasons with the BCHL’s Coquitlam Express prior to his stint at Harvard.