Alexander Killorn is not like any other college graduate. The 22 year old attended Harvard University where he excelled on the Harvard men’s hockey team all four years he was there. After the government major’s college hockey season ended, he signed an amateur tryout contract with Tampa Bays top affiliate the Norfolk Admirals in March. Later in the month of March, he would sign a 2 year contract with Tampa Bay, the team who drafted him in 2007.
Alex joined the Admirals in the middle of the 28 game winning streak. The Nova Scotia native had a stand-out college career amassing a whopping total of 109 points in the four years he attended Harvard. The transition to the pro game looked easy for Killorn where he would total 6 points in the last 10 games of the regular season for Norfolk. He would then go on to gain 12 points in 17 playoff games. His biggest asset is his fore-checking ability. He uses his 6’1″ frame to knock the opposition off the puck.
On graduation day, the team was not even in the same country as Harvard. They were playing the St. John’s Ice Caps in the Eastern Conference Finals. That would be no problem for Killorn when his team swept the series. Alex walked across the stage at the historic University on May 24, however, the celebration did not last long as he had to fly back to Norfolk and rejoin the team and start practicing for the Calder Cup Finals.
Killorn is now a Harvard graduate with a degree in Government and has hoisted the Calder Cup. He is a one of a kind recent college graduate. He will be battling for a roster spot with the big club next year with some of his fellow Calder Cup winners. If he works hard enough and has a solid showing in rookie development camp, as well as, training camp he could make his Lightning debut next year.
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