|Assets:||Has a very solid frame and loads of offensive ability. Can score goals or set up linemates, and is equally adept at playing on either side of center. His hockey sense is quite good.|
|Flaws:||Lacks game-to-game consistency at the National Hockey League level. Is not a great defensive winger and doesn't use his 6-2, 201-pound frame enough to his advantage.|
|Career Potential:||Solid scoring winger.|
|AHL||Dudley "Red" Garret Memorial Trophy||2007-08|
|AHL||First All-Star Team||2007-08|
|7/10/2012||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a three-year contract extension.|
|7/20/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a two-year contract.|
|7/06/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Tampa Bay to a one-year contract.|
|6/16/2010||Tampa Bay Lightning tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/03/2010||Acquired from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|7/20/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2009||Los Angeles Kings tendered a qualifying offer.|
|2/23/2009||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|1/18/2009||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|12/10/2008||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|10/06/2008||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|2/26/2008||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|2/15/2008||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|1/25/2008||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|1/14/2008||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|9/18/2007||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|4/27/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a multi-year entry-level contract.|
|3/03/2010||Tampa Bay Lightning traded Jeff Halpern to the Los Angeles Kings for Teddy Purcell and a 3rd round selection in 2010.|
|4/27/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings.|
Teddy Purcell has struggled offensively | 12/10/2013 8:59 AM
NewsTeddy Purcell hasn't produced much offense since Oct. 17.
ImpactHe has contributed just three goals and eight points in his last 23 games. Purcell recorded two of those goals and three of the points on Nov. 25 against the Rangers. He opened the 2013-14 campaign with four goals and four assists in his first six outings. "I just think he's in a situation right now where he's not seeing the puck much and then when he does get it, I think he's trying to do a little too much," coach Jon Cooper said. His ice time has dropped a bit in the past two games, but we wouldn't rush to drop him just yet.
Teddy Purcell racks up three points vs. NYR | 11/26/2013 9:32 AM
NewsTeddy Purcell amassed two goals and one assist to help Tampa Bay post a 5-0 victory against the Rangers on Monday.
ImpactHe had gone seven straight games without getting a goal heading into Monday night's action and he had just two assists over that span. Purcell has 15 points in 24 matches.
Teddy Purcell extends point streak to 5 games | 10/16/2013 10:28 AM
NewsTeddy Purcell produced his fourth goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactHe stretched his current point streak to five games by posting a goal and an assist versus the Kings. Over that span, Purcell has generated four markers and four helpers. He has been playing with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat.
Teddy Purcell moves off second line | 10/08/2013 4:06 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell will start Tuesday night's game on a line with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactCoach Jon Cooper thinks that Purcell will help his linemates improve their puck-possession game. Purcell skated with Valtteri Filppula and Alex Killorn in the first two contests. He has one goal this season, which came on the power play. Purcell didn't mesh well with Filppula because they both prefer to pass rather than shoot. Tom Pyatt will play with Filppula and Killorn in Purcell's place.
Teddy Purcell (upper body) returns to lineup | 09/22/2013 10:41 AM
NewsTeddy Purcell (upper body) played on Saturday after missing Friday's contest.
ImpactThe exact nature of Purcell's injury wasn't know, except to say that he "felt off" on Friday and consequently missed that night's game for precautionary reasons. He logged 17:03 minutes on Saturday and played alongside Tom Pyatt and Jonathan Drouin.
Teddy Purcell (upper body) out Friday | 09/20/2013 2:31 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell will miss Friday's preseason game due to an upper-body injury.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactPurcell "wasn't feeling well, so we decided to get it checked out from the doc," according to Lightning coach Jon Cooper. This might just be Tampa Bay erring on the side of caution given the low stakes of this match, but consider Purcell day-to-day for now.
Teddy Purcell scores two goals in defeat | 04/11/2013 11:02 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell scored two goals in Tampa Bay's 6-3 defeat Thursday night.
ImpactBrett Connolly scored his first goal of the season. Steven Stamkos, Sami Salo, Richard Panik, Alex Killorn, Martin St. Louis, and Matt Carle each recorded an assist in the losing effort.
Purcell earns 2 assists in SO loss to Florida | 04/02/2013 10:58 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell collected two assists in Tampa's 3-2 shootout loss to Florida Tuesday.
ImpactHe helped set up third-period goals by Tom Pyatt and Alex Killorn to force the game in overtime. Purcell also had five shots on goal in the contest.
Teddy Purcell looks to put drought behind him | 03/20/2013 12:16 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell has scored in two straight games following a 13-game goal drought.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe has had his share of lengthy goal slumps over the past two seasons despite being a dangerous offensive threat for the Lightning. Purcell scored a career-high 24 goals last season but he also had a 16-game stretch without a goal that year. "You just have to battle through it," Purcell said of the droughts. "You can't get down and feel sorry for yourself. It's a tough league, and it's a long season. Those things are going to happen. I just hope it doesn't happen anymore." In 29 matches this campaign, he has registered six markers and 18 assists for 24 points.
Teddy Purcell hopes to end goal drought Tues. | 03/11/2013 11:41 AM
NewsTeddy Purcell agrees with Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher that he needs to be a little more selfish with the puck and start shooting more.
Impact"I consider myself a goal scorer, but I've always been a pass-first guy," said Purcell, who hasn't scored a goal in 11 consecutive games. "It's a bad habit I've got to break." He has taken just 43 shots in 25 matches this season. Purcell has only four goals, but sits third on the team in scoring with 21 points. He will look to put an end to his goal drought Tuesday night against Florida.
Purcell, Pouliot each have goal, assist | 02/01/2013 11:55 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell had a goal and an assist in the Lightning's 8-3 rout over the Jets on Friday night.
ImpactJust like there were three players with three-point nights, there were also three with two-point efforts. Benoit Pouliot also had a goal and a helper, while Eric Brewer had two assists. Ryan Malone and Nate Thompson also scored. Tampa Bay had only five players who didn't find the score sheet in this win. Pretty remarkable.
|Goals||2||vs. NYR||Nov 25||2|
|Assists||3||vs. Fla||Oct 10||3|
|Points||3||2 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Nov 25||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||at Fla||Oct 27||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. NYR||Nov 25||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Oct 12||2|
|Power Play Points||1||6 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Nov 27||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||29 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||29 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shots||7||at SJ||Nov 21||5|
|Games||81||2 times-last: 2011-12 (TB)|
|Penalty Minutes||16||2011-12 (TB)|
|Power Play Goals||8||2011-12 (TB)|
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