There was a time, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher said, when forward Teddy Purcell didn't realize just how good of a player he was.

It appears, however, that the Lightning do, thus explaining why the team signed Purcell to a three-year contract extension on Tuesday.

Im happy and relieved to know that Ill be in Tampa Bay for the next four years, said Purcell. We had been talking about it, and I appreciate the faith that Mr. Yzerman and everyone in the organization has in me that allowed for this deal to get done.
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