CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Harvard senior Alex Killorn has signed a professional hockey contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Monday.
Killorn, a first-team All-ECAC Hockey and first-team All-Ivy League selection and ECAC Hockey Championship All-Tournament pick this season, signed a two-year, two-way contract. He will complete his course requirements and graduate in May as part of the Harvard College Class of 2012.
The Lightning selected Killorn in the third round, 107th overall, at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
The Montreal native paced the Crimson with 23 goals and 46 points this season, the highest totals for a Harvard player in either category since former Lightning and current San Jose Sharks center Dominic Moore '03 scored 24 goals and totaled 51 points in his senior season of 2002-03. An assistant captain of the Crimson, Killorn centered Harvard's top line, was a key player on the top-rated power play in the nation and skated on the penalty-kill unit.
Killorn is the nation's fourth-leading goal-scorer at 0.68 goals per game and its No. 5 overall scorer at 1.35 points per contest. He paced all ECAC Hockey players in league playoff scoring with 10 points on five goals and five assists. He was twice named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week. Killorn finished his collegiate career with 53 goals and 56 assists for 109 points in 130 games.
Along with his senior classmates, Killorn led the Crimson to its best season since 2007-08. Harvard was 13-10-11 and finished third in the league with an 8-5-9 ECAC record. The Crimson went on to win an ECAC quarterfinal series against Yale and defeated Cornell to reach the league title game.