|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|
|6/29/2014||Acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|4/13/2014||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|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 Lightning 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.|
|6/29/2014||Edmonton Oilers traded Sam Gagner to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Teddy Purcell.|
|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 surprised w/ trade to Edmonton | 06/30/2014 8:06 AM
NewsTeddy Purcell was caught off-guard by his trade to Edmonton on Sunday.
ImpactPurcell seemed to be established in Tampa Bay but obviously that was not the case. "It's a bit of a shock and the phone is blowing up, but other than that it's all good," Purcell said. "Steve (Yzerman) left me a voice mail to call him so I figured something was up. Any time you don't see something coming it's obviously a bit of a shock. Once it digests and sets in, I think it's going to be a good opportunity for me to play some good minutes with a lot of good young guys, so it's going to be exciting. I think it's going to be exciting to play in a hockey crazy market and get a taste of what it's like up there. I think it was good for me to start in places LA and Tampa Bay where the media wasn't so big and the (hockey) markets weren't so big. It allowed me to find my way and become an established player. Now I guess I'm going to see what I'm made of, if I can handle it all. It's a true test of what kind of character you have."
Teddy Purcell dealt to the Edmonton Oilers | 06/29/2014 10:21 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell is on his way to Edmonton in a trade for center Sam Gagner.
ImpactThe Oilers have lots of strength down the middle on their top two lines with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the third overall pick Leon Draisaitl and needed help on the wing so Purcell is now an Oiler. He had a breakout year in 2011-12 when he managed 24 goals and 65 points but slumped last season with only 12 goals and 42 points so a change of scenery could do him a lot of good. Look for Purcell to be a top-six forward in Edmonton next season and get back to the 55-60 point range.
Teddy Purcell scores TB's only goal in loss | 04/18/2014 10:08 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell scored Tampa Bay's lone goal in Game 2 late in the third period, as the Bolts were stymied by Carey Price and the Habs during a 4-1 loss.
ImpactVictor Hedman and Valtteri Filppula earned assists on Purcell's late goal, which came when the game was out of reach. The Lightning were a bit undisciplined, and made some crucial defensive zone gaffes in the loss, which puts them down 2-0 in the series with two games in Montreal coming up. Purcell has an impressive seven goals and 18 points through 20 career playoff games.
Teddy Purcell is good to play Sunday | 04/13/2014 1:57 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell (flu) will play on Sunday after all.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
ImpactPurcell was initially expected to miss the contest due to an illness. He has 12 goals and 42 points in 80 games in 2013-14.
Teddy Purcell is out Sunday with the flu | 04/13/2014 11:15 AM
NewsTeddy Purcell (flu) will miss Sunday's game against Washington.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactIt will be Purcell's second straight game on the sidelines. The good news is he'll have a few days to recover before the playoffs start.
Purcell misses Friday's game due to flu | 04/12/2014 12:07 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell did not play in Friday's 3-2 win over Columbus as he was battling a nasty case of the flu.
ImpactWe do not know if Purcell will be recovered in time to play Sunday against the Capitals. For now, consider him day-to-day.
Purcell needs to shoot more | 03/22/2014 9:45 AM
NewsDespite his two goals Thursday against the Senators, Teddy Purcell has not had a particularly good season.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe has scored only 12 goals despite having a tremendous wrist shot. Part of the problem is that Purcell doesn't shoot enough. He is averaging under two shots per game and needs to be more unselfish around the net. "He [Purcell] has such a great shot," linemate Valtteri Filppula said. "It's just that "sometimes," goalie Ben Bishop said, "you have to pound it into his head to use it." Teddy, listen to your teammates. Crank it up more often!
Teddy Purcell scores twice in win over Sens | 03/20/2014 11:36 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell recorded a pair of goals for the Lightning in Thursday's 5-4 defeat of Ottawa.
ImpactPurcell, known mostly for his playmaking skills, broke a 19-game goal slump with his markers in this game, his 11th and 12th of the season. Ryan Callahan, Valtteri Filppula and Eric Brewer also scored goals for Tampa Bay in the win.
Teddy Purcell picks up an assist | 02/28/2014 9:23 AM
NewsTeddy Purcell notched a power-play assist in Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss to Nashville on Thursday night.
ImpactHe has two helpers in his last two games after going pointless in his previous seven contests. Purcell has 34 points in 59 matches this campaign.
Teddy Purcell has been racking up assists | 01/23/2014 10:46 AM
NewsTeddy Purcell has a goal and two assists in his last two games.
ImpactHe has amassed two goals and 11 helpers in his past 12 contests to give him 32 points in 50 matches this season.
Teddy Purcell ends goal drought Saturday | 01/11/2014 4:21 PM
NewsTeddy Purcell notched a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 6-3 win against Philadelphia
ImpactIt was his first goal in his last 10 games. Purcell has been contributing assists over that span, but goals have been rare for him since he passes up opportunities frequently. He has 28 points in 45 matches. Valterri Filppula and Alex Killorn also had a goal and a helper in Saturday's win over the Flyers, while Matt Carle and B.J. Crombeen had two helpers apiece. Ryan Malone finished the contest with two goals.
Teddy Purcell extends assist streak | 01/08/2014 9:35 AM
NewsTeddy Purcell contributed two assists in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over Winnipeg.
ImpactHe has picked up at least one helper in each of his last five games to give him a total of 18 on the year. Purcell has 26 points in 43 matches.
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||2 times-last:at Ott||last:Mar 20||2|
|Assists||3||vs. Fla||Oct 10||3|
|Points||3||2 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Nov 25||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Ott||Jan 23||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:at Phi||last:Jan 11||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Oct 12||2|
|Power Play Points||2||2 times-last:at Buf||last:Mar 29||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||81 times-last:at Wsh||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||81 times-last:at Wsh||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shots||7||2 times-last:at Ott||last:Mar 20||5|
|Games||81||3 times-last: 2013-14 (TB)|
|Penalty Minutes||16||2011-12 (TB)|
|Power Play Goals||8||2011-12 (TB)|
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