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Lightning’s Ryan McDonagh and Alex Killorn will host a kan jam fundraiser

The event will take place Feb. 7 and will benefit Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) on the ice against the San Jose Sharks during second period action at Amalie Arena on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Tampa. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) on the ice against the San Jose Sharks during second period action at Amalie Arena on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Tampa. [DIRK SHADD | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Dec. 10, 2019

Want to play Kan Jam with the Lightning? Ryan McDonagh and Alex Killorn will host a tournament to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center in February.

The trend of such tournaments, focused around a Frisbee-based yard game, started with New York teams. McDonagh has played in similar tournaments, hosted by multiple players on the Rangers and Islanders (Kevin Shattenkirk hosted one for two years), but this will be Killorn’s first.

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The location has not been finalized, but the tournament will be held in Tampa on Feb. 7. Registration opens Friday.

There will be 32 teams (first come, first served) of two people plus a Lightning player/staffer/alumnus in the event.

The top three fundraisers will be able to draft their Lightning teammate. In a video promoting the event, Killorn suggests not picking McDonagh, who then quips that at least he has done this before and Killorn should practice. (Neither should quit their night job to go into comedy.)

The registration details were not immediately available, but will be on jamkancerinthekan.com. The organization hosts similar events across the country, including with other NHL players.

McDonagh originally planned to host the tournament with J.T. Miller, but when he was traded, Killorn joined in.

Shattenkirk is not planning to host a tournament this year, but will be onhand for McDonagh’s and Killorn’s.

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