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Lightning’s Alex Killion on his FitzMagic look: ‘None of us’ has his flair

Alex Killorn paid tribute to fellow Harvard alum Ryan Fitzpatrick today at Amalie Arena. [TOM JONES | Times]
Alex Killorn paid tribute to fellow Harvard alum Ryan Fitzpatrick today at Amalie Arena. [TOM JONES | Times]
Published Sep. 18, 2018

TAMPA — How big is FitzMagic? It has hit the Lightning, too.

Proving that Harvard guys stick together, Lightning forward Alex Killorn showed support for fellow Harvard grad Ryan Fitzpatrick by, sort of, dressing up the way Fitzpatrick did following the Bucs' victory last Sunday against the defending-champion Eagles.

After Tuesday's practice, Killorn wore a No. 14 Fitzpatrick Bucs' jersey sent over by the Bucs, sunglasses and a chain that, uh, came from where?

"I don't know,'' Killorn said. "I think they use this in the weight room. It's not bad. Nothing like he was wearing.''

Killorn said he had some of his Lightning teammates are going to the Monday Night Football game at Raymond James Stadium between the Bucs and Steelers.

"Maybe I'll wear this outfit to the game,'' Killorn said.

Killorn, 29, and Fitzpatrick, 35, were not at Harvard at the same time. Killorn was there from 2008 to 2012. Fitzpatrick was there from 2001 to 2005. But Killorn met Fitzpatrick last year and now is a huge fan of Fitzpatrick.

"It has been great,'' Killorn said. "I've been following his career. He has always shown he can make plays. He's a special player. This year, he has had a chance and he has really ran with it. I just hope he can keep it up.''

Don't look for Killorn to keep dressing up, however. He said he doesn't have a teammate who dresses cool like Fitzpatrick has with receiver DeSean Jackson. Who comes the closest?

"I'll give it to Heddy (Victor Hedman),'' Killorn said. "He's got that European style.''

But it's not quite DeSean.

"No,'' Killorn said. "That guy knows how to dress. He has got a lot of flair. None of us have that kind of flair on our team, that's for sure.''

Contact Tom Jones at tjones@tampabay.com. Follow @tomwjones