Lightning re-sign Alex Killorn to a two-year, $5.1 million deal
The Lightning locked up another one of its young players Thursday, re-signing left wing Alex Killorn to a two-year, $5.1 million deal.
Killorn, 24, was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1st and had arbitration rights. He played in all 82 games for the Lightning last season, with 17 goals and 41 points. He will make $2.4 million in 2014-15 and $2.7 million in 2015-16.
"I feel pretty good about it," Killorn said. "It seemed like they were very interested in getting me signed, they wanted me to be part of what they have going in the future, so I was excited about that. Once we knew they were interested, it was going to be about finding the right number. It didn't really take that long, I'm excited."
"Clearly the Lightning values Alex and sees him as part of their core," agent Matt Keator said. "And it went very smoothly on both sides and were able to reach an agreement in a timely fashion. They see him as part of their core and their future, and he was really happy there too. It all led to the same thing."
The Lightning has been busy in recent weeks signing potential RFAs, including giving star rookies Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat identical three-year, $10 million deals. There are still a few left to take care of. Keator, who represents D Andrej Sustr, said both sides are still working towards a conclusion.
G Anders Lindback, D Mark Barberio, D Keith Aulie, F Richard Panik and F J.T. Brown, along with Brett Connolly, are still yet to be signed.
The Lightning still remain in talks with pending unrestricted free agent Ryan Callahan, though it's likely he'll at least test the free agent market on July 1.