According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, the Los Angeles Kings have signed free agent forward Teddy Purcell. Purcell spent last season split between Edmonton and Florida, scoring 14 goals and 43 points. Elliotte Friedman adds that the deal is worth $1.6MM for just the 2016-17 season.
With the Kings coming off their first round exit at the hands of the San Jose Sharks, they are looking to add some scoring punch to their top-9, and have found it in Purcell. While he has never been able to replicate the 24 goal, 65 point season he put up in 2011-12, Purcell has been a consistent offensive performer throughout his whole career including putting up 43 points last season.
With Dustin Brown becoming an anchor for the Kings, and not contributing anything offensively the team had to go after inexpensive options to upgrade their forward group. At just $1.6 million Purcell provides a solid risk-reward proposition for a team looking to get back to the playoffs this season.