Lightning Sign F Alex Killorn and G Sebastien Caron
TAMPA BAY â€“ The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Alex Killorn to a two-year, two-way contract, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Yzerman also announced today that the Club has signed goaltender Sebastien Caron to a one-year, one-way contract. Caron will be placed on waivers today and would clear tomorrow at noon.
Killorn, 22, played in 34 games with Harvard University this season, recording 23 goals and 46 points to go along with 47 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 197-pound forward ranked first on Harvard in goals and points and was second in assists. Killorn ranked third in the Eastern College Athletic Conference in goals and was fourth in points. He was named to the 2012 ECAC First Team All-League and was a nominee for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the nationâ€™s top collegiate player.
The Halifax, Nova Scotia native has skated in 130 career games with Harvard over the past four seasons, recording 53 goals and 109 points to go along with 155 penalty minutes. He is the first Harvard player to record 50 goals in his collegiate career since 2004.
The Lightning selected Killorn in the third round, 107th overall, at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Caron, 31, has played in 49 games this season with the Iserlohn Roosters of the German Elite League, posting a 25-23-0 record with a 2.57 goals against average and 0.932 save percentage. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound goaltender ranked second in the league in save percentage and ninth in goals against average. Caron notched five shutouts during the season, which also ranked second in the league.
The Amqui, Quebec native has appeared in 92 career NHL games, compiling a record of 25-47-14 with a 3.45 goals against average and 0.892 save percentage. Caron last played in the NHL during the 2006-07 season, appearing in a total of two games while splitting time with the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks and posted a win for each team. He has played in 149 career American Hockey League games over six seasons with the Portland Pirates, Norfolk Admirals and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In those games he earned a record of 59-66-20 with a 2.97 goals against average and 0.895 save percentage.
Caron was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round, 86th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.