Teddy Purcell (RW)
||St. John's, NL
2007-08 Season: Made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings against Edmonton on January 15, 2008…Registered his firs NHL point, an assist, against Anaheim on January 24, 2008…Scored his first NHL goal against Calgary on February 15, 2008…Collected three points (1-2=3) in 10 games with the Kings…Made his professional debut with the Monarchs against Providence on October 6, 2007…Recorded his first professional point, an assist, in his debut…Tallied his first professional goal against Hartford on October 12, 2007…Led the Monarchs in points (83) and assists (58)…His 25 goals ranked third on the team…Finished first in the AHL among rookies in points (83), assists (58), power play assists (36) and power play points (49) and second among rookies in goals (25) and power play goals (13)…Represented Canada at the 2008 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic in Binghamton, New York, January 27-28, 2008…Honored as the 2008 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic Most Valuable Player with three goals and the game-winning shootout tally in the tournament…Named to the AHL All-Rookie Team on April 2, 2008 and to the AHL First All-Star Team on April 3, 2008…Named AHL Rookie of the Year on April 4, 2008.
Career Highlights: Helped the University of Maine advance to the 2007 Frozen Four by scoring 43 points (16-27=43) in 40 games during the 2006-07 season…Finished third on the Black Bears in points and goals…His 27 assists led the team…Tied for fourth in the nation among rookies in points…Ranked fifth in the nation among freshmen with an average of 1.07 points-per-game…Led the Black Bears and tied for eighth in the nation with five game-winning goals…Named Hockey East Rookie of the Month three times (October, December and January)…Honored as the Hockey East Rookie of the Week twice and Player of the Week once…Recorded the team’s longest streak of the season, 10 games from November 19 through January 12…His points as a freshman rank 10th all-time at the university…Scored the most points by a freshman since the 1992-93 season…Seventh Black Bear to be named Hockey East Rookie of the Year…Named the Inside College Hockey Rookie of the Year…Led the United States Hockey League with 52 assists during the 2005-06 season with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders…Holds Cedar Rapids’ season record for assists in a season…Second in team history with 71 points (19-52=71) in a season…Ranked second in the league with 47 assists and fourth in the league with 67 points during the 2004-05 season...Named to the USHL All-Star second team in 2004-05 and 2005-06 season.
Transactions: Signed with the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 27, 2007.