Killorn, Alexander

NCAA Game Night: 11/21

Results from all three of Tampa Bay's NCAA prospects.

Alex Killorn


BP Alumni
Left Wing
Halifax, NS
2007 Draft (R3/#77)
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Second line center

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Draft Year: 
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Pick No.: 
Draft Team: 
Deerfield Academy (USHS)


Contract Status: 
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
Contract Type: 
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$2 550 000
Contract Start Year: 
Contract End Year: 
Contract End Status: 
$2 400 000
$2 700 000


becomes RFA on July 1, 2016

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


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".


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.


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.


Player statistics powered by

 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 LightningNHL71 15 2338 36|Playoffs26 9 918 12 
 2015-2016 Tampa Bay LightningNHL81 14 2640 44|Playoffs17 5 813 42 

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NCAA Game Night: 11/18

No.18 Harvard Crimson 3 @ Brown Bears 3 (OT) (ECAC)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM (boarding, interference), 2 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-4-5, -1, 18 PIM

Killorn, a freshman, earned a power play assist on the game’s opening goal and had at least two scoring chances in overtime. Harvard (4-2-1) had just snuck back into USCHO’s Top-20 at No.18 before failing to win at winless Brown (0-4-2). Minnesota (6-0-4) is the new No.1 after Lightning prospect John Wessbecker and UMass upset Boston University last week. Somehow Boston (7-2-0) still earned four first-place votes in the poll.

NCAA Game Night: 11/15

No.19 St. Lawrence Saints 0 @ Harvard Crimson 1 (ECAC)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (boarding), 4 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-3-4, E, 14 PIM

The game winner was scored on a second period power play by Matt McCollem (St. Louis Blues) when he potted a rebound of a Killorn shot. The Saints were penalized after the first period when a player skated onto the ice after the horn to congratulate his red-hot goalie on his way to the dressing room. This is apparently a point of emphasis this year – go right to the room. The St. Lawrence coach was “fuming,” though St. Lawrence killed off that penalty.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2 @ No.20 UMass Minutemen 0 (Hockey East)
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, +10, 8 PIM

A day after dumping No.1 Boston University, UMass had a bit of a letdown.

NCAA Game Night: 11/14

No.16. Clarkson Golden Knights 1 @ Harvard Crimson 5 (ECAC)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (boarding)
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, E, 14 PIM

No.7 Northeastern Huskies 5 @ No.15 Vermont Catamounts 3 (Hockey East)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 4 PIM

No.1 Boston University Terriers 1 @ No.20 UMass Minutemen 5 (Hockey East)
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, +10, 8 PIM

UMass convincingly upset the No.1 team in the country. The Terriers had scored at least six goals in each game of a three game win streak that the Minutemen ended.

*USCHO poll used for rankings.

NCAA Game Night: 11/8

No.18 Harvard Crimson 1 @ Union Dutchmen 3 (ECAC)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, E, 4 PIM (interference, tripping), 4 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, E, 12 PIM

Killorn scored his first official collegiate goal on the power play for the Crimson, but it wasn’t enough as Union broke a 0-6-1 streak against Harvard for the win. Killorn also scored a shorthanded goal late in the third, but the goal was waived off as the refs determined a Crimson player made contact with the Union goalie before the puck went in. According to a USCHO recap, video appeared to show the puck was by Corey Milan before he was interfered with, but the refs did not overturn it. Harvard coach Ted Donato “disagreed” with the call and was ejected for his protest.

No.14 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ UMass-Lowell Riverhawks 2 (Hockey East)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (boarding), 1 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 4 PIM

UMass Minutemen 1 @ Merrimack Warriors 3 (Hockey East)
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 0 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, +7, 8 PIM

*USCHO poll used for rankings.

NCAA Game Night: 11/4

RPI Engineers 1 @ No.18 Harvard Crimson 3 (ECAC)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, E, 6 PIM (hooking x2, holding), 2 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 8 PIM

Killorn had an assist on Alex Biega’s (Sabres – 5th/06) eventual game winner early in the third period. Biega, an undersized junior offensive defenseman, played on the backline with Lightning prospect Kevin Quick at Salisbury Prep. He had 22 points in 34 games for Harvard last year, and 18 points as a freshman.

Harvard improved to 2-0 on the year.

NCAA Game Night: 11/1

USA Under-18 4 @ No.20 Harvard Crimson 0 (Exhibition)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 2 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM

No.3 Boston University Terriers 7 @ No.14 Vermont Catamounts 2 (Hockey East)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM

UMass Minutemen 5 @ Providence Friars 1 (Hockey East)
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +7, 6 PIM

UMass took both games vs. the Friars this weekend, outscoring them 14-5.

*USCHO poll used for rankings.

NCAA Game Night: 10/31

Dartmouth Big Green 1 @ No.20 Harvard Crimson 4 (ECAC)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), 2 SOG

Killorn earned a primary assist in his first official collegiate game. He had a goal in an exhibition match-up for the Crimson.

Providence Friars 4 @ UMass Minutemen 9 (Hockey East)
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-1-1, +4, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +7, 6 PIM

NCAA Game Night 10/24: Killorn Scores in Debut

Trois Rivieres 1 @ No.20 Harvard Crimson 3 (exhibition)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HU: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*

A center in high school last year, Killorn (pictured) lined up at right wing for Harvard on the second line. Killorn, who finished last year among U.S. prep scoring leaders, scored a power play goal on a rebound in the first period of his first collegiate game and led the team in shots on goal. Freshmen accounted for all three Crimson goals.

No.11 Vermont Catamounts 2 @ No.3 Boston College Eagles 3
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

UMass Minutemen 1 @ No.4 New Hampshire Wildcats 1
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (holding, high sticking)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 6 PIM

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