11th year center Teddy Purcell(16) was an invite to Boston Bruins‘ training camp on a tryout but the unrestricted free agent was released just before the start of the 2017/2018 calendar.

It looked like he played well enough to earn a roster spot but the spoked B was committing to a more youthful movement that was approaching.

Almost a month into the new season, the recently turned 32-year old settles to play his first hockey overseas signing a one-year deal with Avangard Omsk of the KHL.

A veteran of 571 NHL games, the undrafted forward has spent 7 full seasons in the top league scoring 101 goals and 206 assists, although he did spend the majority of last campaign in the minors with Los Angeles Kings‘ affiliate Ontario Reign.

He was a point-per-game guy with the farm club.

It’s probably not going to be a big secret to see him become a leading scoring in Russia if he can situate quickly and get comfortable.

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