3rd Round, #77 Overall, Alexander Killorn

With their 3rd round pick, #77 overall, the Lightning select:

C Alexander Killorn, 6'0" 161 lbs, Deerfield (USHS)
23 GP, 19-14-33, 56 PIM

The Lightning hope to strike gold in the US high school ranks for the second year in a row selecting Alexander Killorn out of the Deerfield Academy program. Killorn, the youngest player in the 2007 draft pool, combines great skating ability and playmaking ability with a surprising amount of grit for such a slight frame. Killorn has committed to play for Ted Donato for Harvard in the ECACHL in two years and currently plans to take the Kevin Quick route and stay in high school one more year before moving on to college. Killorn is a long term project who could have high end returns.

Rankings
NHL CSS: #55 (North American Skaters)
Redline Report: #62
ISS: #97
THN: NR