mpa Bay Lightning defenseman Mike Lundin (39) congratulates Teddy Purcell (16) after Purcell scored against Boston Bruins in the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference final, Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Tampa, Fla - Scanpix
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Lightning hook Purcell with three-year extension

Lightning hook Purcell with three-year extension

By Eurosport
Last update 11/07/2012 at 13:59 - Published on 11/07/2012 at 13:55
By Eurosport - 11/07/2012 at 13:59

The Tampa Bay Lightning have secured winger Teddy Purcell by signing him to a three-year contract extension.

Purcell was entering the final season of a two-year deal, but the Lightning offered him an extension through 2016 with a new three-year contract worth $13.5 million, according to local media reports.

Purcell enjoyed a stellar campaign last season, scoring 24 goals and 41 assists while playing in 81 games.

After playing parts of three seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, the 26-year-old Purcell joined the Lightning in 2010 and has steadily improved.

"I felt like the past two seasons I've really played to my strengths, which have helped me become a full-time NHL player with Tampa Bay," Purcell told the Lightning's website.

"I really don't think there is a better fit for me and I still believe I can get better every day, so I'm looking forward to remaining with the Lightning and taking my game another step."

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