Al Iafrate Biography
Albert Anthony Iafrate (/ˌ aɪ . ə ˈ f r eɪ t iː / EYE -ə-FRAY -tee; born March 21, 1966) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League between 1984 and 1998. He is perhaps most famous for his extremely hard slapshot. He set a record for velocity during the NHL Skills Competition of 1993, a record which stood for 16 years, at 105.2 miles per hour (169.3 km/h). The record was broken in 2009 by Zdeno Chára of the Boston Bruins with a slapshot at 105.4 mph in Montreal. Iafrate was born in Dearborn, Michigan, and grew up in Livonia, Michigan.
Al Iafrate is a famous Ice Hockey Player, who was born on March 21, 1966 in United States.
According to Astrologers, Al Iafrate zodiac sign is Aries
As a youth, Iafrate played in the 1979 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Detroit.
Al Iafrate Net Worth
Al Iafrate is one of the richest Ice Hockey Player. Al Iafrate is also listed on the elit list of Richest Ice Hockey Player born on March 21 . According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Al Iafrate net worth is approximately 109 kg.
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Selected to four NHL All-Star Games: 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994
Internationally, Iafrate has represented the United States at the 1984 Winter Olympics and 1998 IIHF World Championship.
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Iafrate began his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1984 and played 68 games as a rookie blue liner putting up 21 points for the struggling club. His breakthrough came during his fourth season in the league when his heavy slapshot helped him scored 22 goals and 52 points and Iafrate skated in his first All-Star Game. Injuries limited him to 65 games and 33 points the following year but he was back on track in 1989–90 putting up 21 goals and 63 points making a return trip to the All-Star Game representing the Maple Leafs. Iafrate failed to build on his career-best campaign and got off to a slow start in 1990–91 and eventually grew tired of the fishbowl pressures of playing in Toronto and personal issues with teammate Gary Leeman so he requested a trade out of town. After 41 games in Toronto, Iafrate was dealt to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Peter Zezel and Bob Rouse. Toronto General Manager Floyd Smith was aware of what he had given up in the deal: “This year he hasn’t played like an All-Star, and he’d be the first to admit that, but he certainly has the ability.”
With the Capitals, Iafrate joined an offensively potent defensive core featuring Kevin Hatcher and Calle Johansson and began to flourish. He posted 17 goals his first full season in Washington then set career-highs the next year with 25 goals and 66 points and garnered league-wide attention at the All-Star game when he unleashed a 105.2-mile-per-hour slapshot in the Skills Competition. At the trade deadline in 1993–94, Iafrate was dealt to the Boston Bruins in a trade that landed Joé Juneau in Washington. The Capitals, who for years were built from the defense out, sacrificed Iafrate in an effort beef up their offence. General Manager David Poile, at the time of the trade told The Washington Post “Al is more a victim of us wanting to go after an offensive player.”
Iafrate played 799 career NHL games over twelve NHL seasons, scoring 152 goals and 311 assists for 463 points. He also compiled 1301 penalty minutes. His best season statistically was the 1992–93 season, when he scored 25 goals and 41 assists with the Washington Capitals. His career season also included a hat trick, the first for a Capitals defenseman in a Stanley Cup playoffs game, on April 29, 1993.
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Facts & Trivia
Ranked on the list of most popular Ice Hockey Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States.
Iafrate was selected fourth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft after a standout career with the Detroit Compuware Spitfires and a short but distinguished stay with the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Iafrate played for Team USA in the 1984 Winter Olympics at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (6): 1992–93
Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1992–93.