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.

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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