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Lightning agree to $31.15M, 7-year deal with Alex Killorn

  • FILE - In this March 20, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn, center, squeezes between Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner and defenseman Marc Methot during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa. The Lightning avoided arbitration with Killorn, signing the forward to a $31.15 million, seven-year contract. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld, File)

    FILE - In this March 20, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn, center, squeezes between Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner and defenseman Marc Methot during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa. The Lightning avoided arbitration with Killorn, signing the forward to a $31.15 million, seven-year contract. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 20, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn, center, squeezes between Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner and defenseman Marc Methot during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa. The Lightning avoided arbitration with Killorn, signing the forward to a $31.15 million, seven-year contract. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld, File)

    FILE - In this March 20, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn, center, squeezes between Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner and defenseman Marc Methot during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa. The Lightning avoided arbitration with Killorn, signing the forward to a $31.15 million, seven-year contract. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Tampa Bay Lightning avoided arbitration with forward Alex Killorn, agreeing to terms on a $31.15 million, seven-year contract.

He'll count $4.45 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season.

Killorn, who turns 27 in September, has 53 goals and 85 assists for 138 points in 272 regular-season games. In 47 playoff games, he has 15 goals and 18 assists.

The Halifax, Nova Scotia, native's 33 playoff points are the most fourth-most among Canadian-born forwards over the past three years.

Signing Killorn is the latest move by the Lightning to shore up their long-term future. They signed captain Steven Stamkos and defenseman Victor Hedman to eight-year deals and goaltender Andrei Vasilevsiy to a three-year extension.

Tampa Bay has two other restricted free agent forwards who need contracts: Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov.