LA Kings: Three players to target after Lightning re-signed Sergachev

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Alex Killorn

If not Tyler Johnson, the Lightning will move Alex Killorn. The 31-year-old has three years remaining on his contract with a modified no-trade clause. I’m not sure if the LA Kings are on that list, but perhaps that could be amended if needed.

Drafted in the third round of the 2007 NHL Draft, Killorn played his first full season with the Lightning in the 2013-2014 season. He’s consistently been a 40+ point scorer, tallying a career-best 49 points (26 goals, 23 assists) in the COVID-shortened season. Killorn can play at both winger positions, seeing time on the first, second, and third lines.

He tallied five goals with five assists, shooting the puck at a 13.5 percent clip. Killorn brings a veteran, physical element lost when the LA Kings traded away Kyle Clifford. Every Kings fan loves Clifford, even if he didn’t light up the box score. Killorn is still a consistent point-producer whose been great on the Lightning’s power play.

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I would expect acquiring Killorn would involve some sweetener to take on all of his remaining contract as well.