Friday, April 27, 2007

Purcell Signs With Kings

Former RoughRider, Ted Purcell, has signed an entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.

Teddy Purcell Signs With LA Kings

April 27, 2007

ORONO, Maine - The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Teddy Purcell to a multi-year entry-level contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Purcell played in 40 games this season as a freshman for the University of Maine and had 43 points (16-27=43), seven power play goals, five game-winning goals and 34 penalty minutes. His 27 assists led the Black Bears and his 16 goals and 43 points were both ranked third on his team, which reached this year's NCAA Frozen Four. Purcell was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Year and was also named the Inside College Hockey Rookie of the Year. He earned Hockey East Rookie of the Month honors three times this season.

Purcell, a 6-3, 177-pound native of St. John's, Newfoundland, played for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders (USHL) prior to attending the University of Maine. With the Roughriders, he helped lead his team to back-to-back Eastern Championships and a Clark Cup in 2004-05. An assistant captain in 2005-06, Purcell led the USHL in assists that season with a franchise-record 52, and he was named to the USHL All-Star Second Team for the second consecutive year.

The Black Bears' 2007-08 season will begin with an exhibition game at Alfond Arena against the US Under-18 team on Saturday, October 6. The regular season begins with a two-game series at Denver on October 12 and 13. For more information on University of Maine Athletics, visit

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