July 06, 2016

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Teddy Purcell to a one-year, $1.6 million contract.

The Kings announced the signing Wednesday, nearly a week after the free agent agreed to terms.

Los Angeles hopes the 30-year-old Purcell will help to offset the loss of free agent Milan Lucic, who signed a seven-year, $42 million deal with Edmonton. Purcell has six straight 30-point seasons, including a career-high 65 points in 2011-12 with Tampa Bay.

Purcell began his NHL career by playing parts of three seasons with the Kings. He was traded to the Lightning in early 2010.

He joined Edmonton in a trade in 2014. The Oilers traded him to Florida in late February, and he finished the season with 14 goals and 29 assists.

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