Continuing along here with the theme of Exit Interviews with three members of the team’s evolving secondary core, in Alex Iafallo, Adrian Kempe and Matt Roy.
All three players have become key pieces for this Kings team, with their successes helping to drive the bus and their failures highlighted due to heightened expectations and second contracts. More below from each of those three players in looking back on the 2021-22 season.
Alex Iafallo began the 2021-22 season as perhaps the brightest offensive performer on the Kings roster. Iafallo had 13 points (6-7-13) from the team’s first 13 games played, finding a nice home on the second line with Phillip Danault and Adrian Kempe.
From there, his production tailed off, though he continued to produce at a relatively strong pace even through the end of January, with his goal and assist numbers enough to put the winger on a career-best pace through the first four months of the season. Then the drought hit. Iafallo didn’t score from the start of February through the last day of March, when he found the back of the net in Calgary, a stretch of 23 games.
His overall stat line tied a career-high with 17 goals and looking at the course of a full season, his overall production was fine. In his own mind, though, he wants to see more consistency from a scoring standpoint over the course of a…