One of the most enjoyable things about being a long time fan of a sports team is seeing guys who have been in the system live their dreams. That’s exactly what’s happening with forward Alex Killorn. Originally drafted by the Bolts in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, it’s been a long journey to the parent club. After many trips to prospect camps and four years at Harvard, Alex is already making a splash in his young NHL career.
His first NHL goal came in Saturday’s victory against the Florida Panthers and it was an absolute beauty.
If you put the puck on net, good things will happen. That’s exactly what happened for Killorn. That attribute is one the Lightning desperately needed during their 6 game losing streak, so it’s wonderful to see someone isn’t afraid to take that shot.
“He is his own man,” head coach Guy Boucher said. “He is an unselfish player, but at the same time, he’s one of those people where, and you can see it off the ice, too, he is his own man and it shows in his game right now. That’s why he’s not intimidated. He came in first shift he played with no intimidation and just played the game as if he was in the American League.” (Quote Source: Tampa Tribune)
Back in December, CNY Central News gave viewers an in depth look at the new pro.
Keep an eye on #17 next time you’re watching a Lightning game. Don’t think this one is going anywhere anytime soon.