Teddy Purcell is heading back to the Sunshine State. 

The 30-year-old St. John's native was part of a trade Saturday that saw him move from the Edmonton Oilers to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a third round draft pick.


It isn't Purcell's first stop in Florida, as he spent five seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning before being moved to Edmonton in 2014. 

Miami Herald reporter George Richards broke the news of the deal on Saturday afternoon.

Richards tweeted that he believes the right winger will catch up with his new team in Winnipeg on Sunday. 

Purcell has 11 goals and 32 points in 61 games this season.