The 24-year-old native of St. Johns, Newfoundland currently leads the Monarchs in goals, assists and points with nine goals and ten assists for 19 points in 23 games.
Purcell, who is 6-3 and weighs 202 pounds played in ten games with the Kings last season, scoring a goal and adding two assists for three points, making his National Hockey League debut on January 15, 2008.
With the Monarchs last season, Purcell scored 25 goals and added 58 assists for 83 points with 34 penalty minutes in 67 regular season games, leading AHL rookies in assists and points and tying for second in rookie goal scoring. Purcell also led AHL rookies in power play assists and points.
Purcell was named AHL Rookie of the Month for November 2007 and was a starter for the Canadian AHL All-Star team and was named the Most Valuable Player for the game.
Purcell was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 27, 2007.
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