Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn has accomplished many things, but thanks to his “Dock Talk with Killer” Instagram series, he might be able to put “influencer” on his growing resume.
The NHLPA’s website shares more on Killorn’s Instagram series. In a nutshell, the 30-year-old forward goes from dock to dock on his jet ski, interviewing Lightning teammates.
By doing so, we get some fun-dumb interviews with the likes of Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman, Mikhail Sergachev, and more. Killorn posted the first, unique Q&A on April 12:
Killorn followed up with episode two, starring the likes of Sergachev. If you want a nice testament to why players take less money to stick with the Lightning, these sessions should do the trick. There’s also dog talk with Hedman, and cat fancy with Sergachev.
Killorn uses Dock Talk to promote a worthy cause
The best part — which is saying something, because Killorn presented Sergachev with an incredible leopard skin fanny pack — is that Killorn is using this to raise money for charity.
That NHLPA.com article explains that tie dye “Dock Talk with Killer” shirts already raised at least $30K of a $50K goal for the Hillsborough Education Foundation. Maybe a planned next episode will put that fund over the top?
“We have some really good guys lined up for the next episode,” Killorn told NHLPA.com. “The fact we’ve been able to help out and sell these t-shirts … the amount we’ve sold is crazy. It’s been a fun little thing that’s helped benefit some people.”
It’s tough to top entertaining people and raising money for charitable causes … especially when those fanny packs are involved.
(I don’t know about you, but I’ll probably have the silly music from these videos in my head for most of the day.)
James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.