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Lightning sign Teddy Purcell to a three-year extension worth $13.5 million

Jul 10, 2012, 9:49 AM EDT

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After having a career year in 2011-12, Teddy Purcell is being rewarded by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The team announced they’ve signed Purcell to a three-year extension. He’s currently got one more year left on his current contract so his new deal will take him through the 2015-16 season. Renaud Lavoie from RDS reports the extension is worth $4.5 million per season, good for a total of $13.5 million.

Purcell finished last season with 24 goals and 41 assists for a career-high 65 points and has emerged as a solid complementary piece alongside Steve Stamkos and Martin St. Louis. Purcell was originally a member of the L.A. Kings but was traded in 2010 for Jeff Halpern. The Kings might want a do-over on that one as Purcell has evolved into a solid scorer and set-up man.

  1. lsxphotog - Jul 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    This is a great extension for Tampa. It’s good to see they got it done early because now they don’t have to worry about a line-mate for Stamkos for the duration of his contract. However, they need to build around Lecaviler better and pick up Bobby Ryan…it would be nice, but not holding my breathe. Connolly has some serious potential and I think he’ll emerge this season as a pretty solid force if he’s kept with Vinny.

  2. flames1984 - Jul 11, 2012 at 5:12 AM

    Pretty sure the kings aren’t regretting anything right now.

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