won't soon be confused with Steven Stamkos
, Martin St. Louis
or Vincent Lecavalier
, but he's certainly making a name for himself of late.
The 26-yaer-old Tampa Bay Lightning
winger is coming off a two-goal night against the Dallas Stars
Friday night, a game which also saw Purcell skate away with seven shots and a plus-1 rating.
While that kind of evening might not become the norm for the 6-foot-2, 201-pound forward, it has been representative of his recent play.
In the past five games, Purcell has combined for five points, including two multi-point outings. During that same span, he has managed to tickle the twine on three occasions. For someone who sees roughly 15 minutes per night, those stats look that much more impressive.
On the season, the former Los Angeles King has himself 11 goals, 15 assists and 26 points to go along with 74 shots and 16 PIMs. Last year, albeit on a seemingly more dangerous Bolts squad, Purcell finished with 17 goals, 51 points and just under 200 shots. Again, numbers that certainly are nothing to sneeze at.
Owned in 16 percent of standard Yahoo! leagues, the crafty winger may be in play in deep leagues. If you need a steady-as-he-goes performer on your fantasy squad, Purcell could fill that role nicely and, if you're lucky, exceed expectations.