Alex Killorn

Basics

Type: 
BP Alumni
Position: 
Left Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.01
Weight: 
202
Born: 
09/14/1989
Age: 
24
Hometown: 
Halifax, NS
Acquired: 
2007 Draft (R3/#77)
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Second line center
Prospect Ranking: 
2
Depth Chart Weight: 
1
Grad Date: 
01/03/2014

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2007
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
3
Pick No.: 
77
Draft Team: 
Deerfield Academy (USHS)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
06/19/2014
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$2 550 000
Contract Start Year: 
2014
Contract End Year: 
2016
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$2 400 000
Salary: 
$2 700 000

Bio

History: 

Junior Career

Killorn, who was born in Nova Scotia but raised in Montreal, left Canada to play prep hockey in New England for the heralded Deerfield Academy program. Killorn was selected by Shawinigan in the 3rd round of the 2005 QMJHL Entry Draft but has chosen instead to pursue his education in the NCAA ranks. In 23 games in 2006-2007 Killorn had 19 goals and 33 points in 23 games with 56 penalty minutes. He was selected in the 11th round, 95th overall by the Omaha Lancers in the 2007 USHL Entry Draft but is expected to stay for one more season at Deerfield before moving on to college. At season's end he was ranked 55th among North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Services and 62nd by the Red Line Report. He was selected in the 3rd round, 77th overall by the Lightning in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and was the youngest player in the 2007 draft pool.

In 2007-2008, Killorn was among U.S. prep leaders statistically all season. While the Deerfield co-captain cooled toward the end of the year, he still accumulated 24 goals and 27 assists for 55 points in 25 games.

Professional Career

It may be a long time before Killorn finally makes his way to Tampa. He is expected to play one more season of prep hockey before he moves on to Harvard of the ECACHL where he has committed to play his college hockey. The Lightning might not have the opportunity to sign Alexander until he completes his senior season so the team may have to wait 5 years in total before Killorn finally goes pro.

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Killorn is a good skater with outstanding acceleration. Despite being the youngest player in the 2007 draft class, Killorn displays uncanny poise and maturity. Good playmaking ability with a quick shot. Plays with a surprising amount of grit for his slight build. Red Line Report compared Killorn to NHLer Brian Rolston prior to the 2007 NHL Entry Draft calling him, "may be the most complete player in Massachusetts Prep ranks".

Weaknesses: 

At less than 160 pounds Killorn is skinny as a rail and will need to bulk up significantly just to survive college hockey, let alone the pros. He also has never played above the prep hockey level and it remains to be seen how he will fare against better competition.

Projection: 

If Killorn sticks to his plan to get his Harvard degree, it will be a half a decade before the Lightning have the opportunity to sign him to an NHL entry contract. Killorn has the upside to be a 2nd liner at the top level, but it will take years of development, particularly physically, for him to reach that potential.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2004-2005 Lac St-Louis Tigres EspoirQMEAA- - -78 -|        
 2005-2006 Lac St-Louis LionsQMAAA43 18 3452 94|Playoffs10 9 615
  Canada Québec U17WHC-176 1 12 8|        
 2006-2007 Deerfield AcademyUSHS25 18 1432 -|        
 2007-2008 Deerfield AcademyUSHS24 28 2755 -|        
 2008-2009 Harvard Univ.NCAA30 6 814 48|        
 2009-2010 Harvard Univ.NCAA32 9 1120 26|        
 2010-2011 Harvard Univ.NCAA34 15 1429 36|        
 2011-2012 Harvard Univ.NCAA34 23 2346 47|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL10 2 46 2|Playoffs17 3 912
 2012-2013 Tampa Bay LightningNHL38 7 1219 14|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL44 16 2238 32|        
 2013-2014 Tampa Bay LightningNHL82 17 2441 63|Playoffs4 1 12
 2014-2015 Tampa Bay LightningNHL- - -- -|        

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