Teddy Purcell
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Teddy Purcell with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010.
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
202 lb (92 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Los Angeles Kings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 8 1985 (1985-09-08) (age 31),
St. John's, NL, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2007 – present

Edward "Teddy" Purcell (born September 8, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

Purcell played junior hockey for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League (USHL) where he set the career scoring mark, scoring 138 points on 39 goals and 99 assists in 2 seasons with the RoughRiders. He was the team leader in scoring his first season with the RoughRiders scoring 67 points. In his second season, he was outscored by teammate Chad Costello by 1 point, scoring 71 points. Undrafted by a National Hockey League club, he then played one season of college hockey at the University of Maine in 2006–07.


Purcell with the Manchester Monarchs in 2009

In 2007–08, his first professional season, Purcell played most of the year with the Monarchs but also spent 10 games up in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings. On February 15, 2008, Purcell scored his first NHL goal against the Calgary Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Back in the AHL, he was named to the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic and became the first rookie to score an All-Star Classic hat trick. He also scored the decisive goal in the shootout to give the Canadian All Stars a 9–8 win over the PlanetUSA All-Stars. Purcell was named the game's MVP. Finishing his rookie AHL season with 83 points in 67 games, Purcell won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the league's top rookie. In 2008–09, Purcell split the season between the Monarchs and Kings, playing 40 games in the NHL while scoring 4 goals and 12 assists for a total of 16 points.

At the trade deadline in 2010, Purcell was traded with a 3rd round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Jeff Halpern.Purcell finished the 2009-10 season with 15 points and 10 PIM. On the 6th of July 2010, new Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman resigned Purcell along with former Maine Hockey player, Mike Lundin for one-year contracts. Purcell blossomed under new Lightning Coach Guy Boucher.On the 23rd of February 2011, Purcell scored his first NHL hat-trick, against the Phoenix Coyotes. Purcell went on to finish with 51 points in the regular season, and 17 points in 18 games during the post-season.

On 20th July 2011, Purcell avoided arbitration by signing a $4.75 million contract for 2 years with the Tampa Bay Lightning just hours before his arbitration meeting. [1]


Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 51 21 25 46 8
2004–05 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 58 20 47 67 22 11 5 9 14 4
2005–06 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 55 19 52 71 14 8 3 8 11 4
2006–07 University of Maine HE 40 16 27 43 34
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 67 25 58 83 34 4 0 3 3 0
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 10 1 2 3 0
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 38 16 22 38 12
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 40 4 12 16 4
2009–10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 41 3 3 6 4
2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 19 3 6 9 6
2010–11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 17 34 51 10 18 6 11 17 2
NHL totals 191 28 57 85 24 18 6 11 17 2


  1. Erlendsson, Erik. "Lightning, Purcell agree on two-year deal", 20 July 2011. Retrieved on 22 July 2011. 

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