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A rare player, Killorn has excelled at every level. The Lightning are hoping for similar results on the game's biggest stage.
The Hockey News says that Killorn is a versatile, two-way forward who can put points on the board. That should sound pretty good to Lightning fans. THN’s biggest question is if he can score enough to maximize his potential. With enough opportunity in Tampa Bay, he could and should fulfill that potential.
Two-way play is huge for the Lightning if they want to take the next step as a franchise. The Lightning don’t have a Martin Brodeur or Patrick Roy to carry the franchise through weak stretches of defense. The Bolts need players who will make smart plays and keep mistakes to a minimum to help the defense and goaltending situation.
Killorn flies a bit under the radar with Stamkos, St. Louis and Jonathan Drouin garnering a lot of attention. However, he could still be the biggest X-factor for the team this season. One thing is for sure, the Lightning are excited about his potential.
Per Mike Morreale of NHL.com, Tampa Bay director of amateur scouting Al Murray said:
"He progressed every year as a player both offensively and defensively," "He's got a quick release and a nose for the net offensively, and is a real big body and hard player to play against without the puck. Alex is a player we've been waiting for and are excited about."