At noon on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that the club had agreed to terms with forward Alex Killorn on a seven-year contract extension worth a total of $31.15 million. The deal has an average annual value or cap hit of $4.45 million per season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman was first with the news.
Sounds like TB and Alex Killorn finishing a seven-year deal at $4.45M per
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 17, 2016
Lightning, Killorn Agree to 7-Year Extension
Killorn, 26, has earned a raise, jumping from $2.55 million last season to $4.45 million now. Killorn became a restricted free-agent this summer and ended up filing for arbitration, but through negotiations, has secured a fifth season with the Bolts. With Killorn now signed, the Tampa Bay Lightning now have $8.53 million in available cap space. Nikita Kucherov, Vladislav Namestnikov and Nikita Nesterov still remain as restricted free-agents, so Tampa will have to find a way to clear cap space, or settle for a move or two.
The Halifax, Nova Scotia native was selected in the third round, 77th overall, by the Lightning in the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He has 53 goals and 85 assists for a total of 138 points in 272 career games played in the NHL. He also has 15 goals and 18 assists in 47 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. This past season was Killorn’s second best in the League, tallying 14 goals and 26 assists for a total of 40 points in 81 games played. He also scored five goals and eight assists in 17 games played in Tampa Bay’s run to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they fell to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games.
PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 13: Alex Killorn #17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning scores a goal late in the first period against Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)