Lightning agree to $31.15M, 7-year deal with Alex Killorn

Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn (17) backhands the puck between the pads of Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) for a goal during the first period.
Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn (17) backhands the puck between the pads of Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) for a goal during the first period.

The Tampa Bay Lightning avoided arbitration with forward Alex Killorn, agreeing to terms on a $31.15 million, seven-year contract.

He’ll count $4.45 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season.

Killorn, who turns 27 in September, has 53 goals and 85 assists for 138 points in 272 regular-season games. In 47 playoff games, he has 15 goals and 18 assists.

The Halifax, Nova Scotia, native’s 33 playoff points are the most fourth-most among Canadian-born forwards over the past three years.

Signing Killorn is the latest move by the Lightning to shore up their long-term future. They signed captain Steven Stamkos and defenseman Victor Hedman to eight-year deals and goaltender Andrei Vasilevsiy to a three-year extension.

Tampa Bay has two other restricted free agent forwards who need contracts: Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov.

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