Ducks' Alex Killorn Reveals Another Team He Wants To Play For Before He's Done

Alex Killorn secured a 4-year, $25M deal with the Anaheim Ducks in free agency this summer, the top contract handed out to a UFA forward. But even though he'll come off of that contract at the age of 37, he's revealed another NHL team he wants to suit up for before his playing days are done.

On The Raw Knuckles podcast, the Montreal-raised Killorn said he still hopes to sign with his boyhood favorite team the Montreal Canadiens to finish his career. 

"I grew up a Habs fan... My whole life was a Canadiens fan," said Killorn. "I remember wearing a Saku Koivu jersey... I hated Boston, I rooted against Boston. If you asked me when I was younger where I always wanted to play, it was Montreal... 

"Going through free agency, we didn't really talk to Montreal, so it wasn't really a thought. But yeah, Montreal would be a great place to play, you know, if it was to end my career, play a year there. I think it would be special. A special place to play, for sure."

As Killorn noted, the Habs did not pursue Killorn on the free agent market this summer, but perhaps he will garner their interest in four years' time when the team is hoping to be in contention again, and could use his valuable, veteran two-way presence. 

Turning 34 next week, Killorn had a career year last season with the Tampa Bay Lightning, recording a personal best 27 goals and 37 assists for 64 points. He'll add a huge boost to the rebuilding Ducks. 

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