Former Men’s Hockey Player Killorn to Play for Team Canada at IIHF World Championships

Alex Killorn was an All-American at Harvard in 2012 (Gil Talbot).
Alex Killorn was an All-American at Harvard in 2012 (Gil Talbot).

Team Canada Release

CALGARY, Alta. – Alex Killorn '12, a former four-year letterwinner and assistant captain of the Harvard men's hockey team, has been named to the roster for the 2017 IIHF World Championships for Team Canada.

Killorn was a third-round selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and has spent his entire NHL career with the team. After just 54 games at the AHL level, Killorn was called up to the Lightning during the 2012-13 season and has skated in 353 NHL games since. He has 72 goals and 102 assists in a Tampa Bay sweater.

At Harvard, Killorn skated in 130 games, scoring 53 goals and dishing 56 assists. He was a first team CCM Hockey All-American as a senior with 23 goals and 23 assists.

The 2017 IIHF World Championships will run from May 5 – 21 with Cologne, Germany and Paris, France serving as the host cities. Canada has won gold each of the last two IIHF World Championships and has won the event 26 times. The Canadians 48 total medals (26 gold, 13 silver, 9 bronze) are the most in the world.