Kings add veteran Purdom to top six in three-way deal

Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2024 09:38

The Dauphin Kings made a pair of trades, last week.

In a three-way deal, involving the Selkirk Steelers and Kindersley Klippers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, the Kings acquired 20-year-old forward Joel Purdom from the Steelers for a player development fee (PDF).

The Kings had acquired forward Dawson Karol from the Flin Flon Bombers as part of the Jan. 10 deadline deal that brought Ashton Paul to the Kings in exchange for defenceman Anthony Bax.

After Karol expressed an interest in playing for Kindersley, where his dad works, a deal was made sending the 20-year-old to the Klippers for a PDF. Dauphin then sent that PDF to Selkirk for Purdom.

In 51 games with the Steelers last season, Purdom scored 16 goals and added 23 assists for 39 points. Included in those totals were 11 goals and 25 points on the power play.

“We’re hoping to add Joel to our roster next year as a top six guy,” Kings head coach and general manager Doug Hedley said on the Kings’ website.

Purdom had been listed by the Kings as a 15-year-old. He was later dropped and listed by Selkirk.

“He’s a kid that’s been on our radar before. He’s definitely going to add some offence to our lineup,” Hedley said.

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