Lightning Give Purcell Three-Year Extension


A.J. Messier/NHLI via Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) —  The Tampa Bay Lightning signed winger Teddy Purcell to a three-year, $13.5 contract extension Tuesday.

“I really don’t think there is a better fit for me and I still believe I can get better every day,” Purcell said to “So I’m looking forward to remaining with the Lightning and taking my game another step.”

The 26-year-old Purcell had a career high in goals (26) and assists (41), last season.

Purcell has played for the Lightning since the 2009-10 season when he was traded over from the Los Angeles Kings for center Jeff Halpern and a third round draft pick.

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