|Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Written by Rich Dillon|
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 more size and speed to their lineup, Killorn was promoted to the big club on February 10th. Killorn notched an assist and played over 13 minutes in his first NHL game. Randy Buschmann
December, 2012 - Still an offensive presence for Syracuse, but not an offensive leader. Tyler Johnson and Cory Conacher are the big guns while Killorn has settled into a secondary role with 12 points in 17 games. Rounding into dependable two-way player who will need another AHL season after this one to get his offensive game going, or he'll never be an NHL first liner. But becoming more responsible defensively is important and clearly he is working on that. - Dobber
May, 2012 – Killorn is an offensive-minded player with good instincts in the offensive zone. His vision and anticipation create chances for his teammates as well as himself. He has some grit to his game and will take a hit to make a play. Killorn finished his career at Harvard on a strong note, posting 46 points in 34 games as a senior. Is still rounding out his overall game and still has some work to do defensively.
Fantasy Outlook: B-
Killorn's upside is a second-line forward who could put up solid point production with the right linemates. He has competition for playing time in Tampa from Brett Connolly, JT Brown, Cory Conacher and others, so he'll need to continue to improve.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 14 March 2013 16:19|