Alex Killorn

Mark Malinowski

Alex Killorn had 46 points in 34 games with Harvard last season and has scored 12 points in his first 20 NHL games. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News


Alex Killorn

Mark Malinowski

Status: Tampa Bay Lightning center.
DOB: Sept. 14, 1989 In: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 205 pounds
First Hockey Memory: "Is playing hockey at a park down the street - Windemere Park. I played there, I walked there. That's my first memory. That's where my parents brought me."

Hockey Inspirations: "Just to always be a better player. I always strive to be better, especially when you get to this level. First you want to adapt, but you always want to get better. That's an inspiration."
Last Book Read: "I just read it - Lone Soldier."
Current Car: "BMW."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Actually winning the Calder Cup and my first NHL game at Madison Square Garden."

Most Painful Moment: "Breaking my collarbone. I got hit into the boards when I was pretty young."

Most Memorable Goal(s): "First NHL goal against Florida. And at Harvard, when we beat Yale, I scored a goal with a few seconds left."

First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: "Vincent Damphousse - at an autograph signing. I got to play golf with him last summer. That was cool."

Favorite Uniforms: "Tampa Bay Lightning."

Strangest Game: "We played Dartmouth one game in the playoffs, two years ago. There was a leak in the ice and we had to wait in the locker room with our gear on for like an hour and a half before the game. People were ordering pizza because they were hungry. We ended up losing."

Funniest Players Encountered: "P-C Labrie is pretty funny. Richard Panik is funny too. Mark Barberio is pretty funny."

Closest Hockey Friend(s): "Louis Leblanc, he's one of my best buddies. Richard Panik. Cory Conacher. Those are my best friends in hockey."

Fiercest Competitors Encountered: "I think Todd Johnston. Brett Connolly - real competitive guy."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "When I was younger I went out with my skate guards - I fell all over the ice."

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Golf."

Three Athletes You Like To Watch And Follow: "Tom Brady. Sidney Crosby. Derrick Rose."
Personality Qualities Most Admired:
"Sense of humor. Perseverance. Funny."

Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski's second book "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew" is available on Malinowski is the creator of two websites: and


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