Alex Killorn

Randall Buschmann

2012-05-07

 

Killorn

 

Alex Killorn, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 205

Born: 1989-09-14

Hometown: Montreal, QB

Drafted: 2007 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 77th Overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

February 2014 – Killorn continues to be a reliable top-six option for Tampa Bay. He’s tied for fourth among Lightning forwards with 32 points and has received regular time on Tampa Bay’s second power play unit. Killorn appears to be establishing himself as one of the permanent left wingers on the top two scoring lines. Due to the injury to Steven Stamkos, the team has experimented using Killorn at the center ice position with lukewarm results. Killorn played all four years as a center during his time with Harvard but at the NHL level, it appears he’s best utilized as a winger. The upcoming Olympic break will likely serve Killorn well. as a former college player, he’s still getting used to playing the large amount of games required of a professional. Randy Buschmann

 

October 2013 – As expected, Killorn made Tampa Bay’s roster out of training camp. The left winger will start the season on a line with Valterri Filppula and Teddy Purcell. He should be considered a full-time NHLer at this point and is highly unlikely to get demoted to the AHL. Randy Buschmann

 

March 2013 – Since joining the Lightning last month, Alex Killorn’s role with the team has increased steadily. His poise and confidence in handling the puck and knack for creating scoring opportunities has seen him earning top line duty with Vincent Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis. Thru 16 games, Killorn’s four goals and ten points places him just outside the top five in scoring amongst Lightning forwards. Killorn was recently told by Lightning GM Steve Yzerman to find a place to stay permanently in the Tampa Bay area, which indicates he has no plans on sending the talented young forward back to the minors. Randy Buschmann

 

February 2013 – Killorn has continued to emerge as an offensive weapon in the AHL while remaining an under the radar prospect. Killorn has posted 16 goals and 38 points thru 44 games, good enough for 3rd among rookies in the AHL. When the Lightning wanted to add mo