September 11, 1972 |
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|EBEL team||EHC Black Wings Linz|
Purdie spent four seasons with the University of Maine and turned pro in 1996. He had brief spells in the East Coast Hockey League with the Dayton Bombers and the Peoria Rivermen, and in the American Hockey League with the Cornwall Aces before spending three seasons in the International Hockey League. He first played for the Chicago Wolves before joining the Manitoba Moose where he had an excellent season, finishing second in points with 72 behind Greg Pankewicz's 76. He then moved to the Fort Wayne Komets where he scored 68 points and again finished second in points with Vyacheslav Butsayev leading the team with 72.
In 1999, Purdie moved to Austria and joined VSV EC where he led the team with 32 goals and 50 assists for 82 points in just 33 games. He then moved to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany, joining the Krefeld Pinguine where he led the team in points in each of his three seasons. He moved to the Hamburg Freezers in 2003 where he was again the top points scorer amongst the team in his first season wit 52 points in 52 games. But his second season with the team was a disappointment as his production declined. In the same number of games he only managed to score 33 points. In 2005 he moved to the Iserlohn Roosters but struggled with injuries in his two seasons with the team as they failed to make the playoffs on both occasions.
Since retiring from playing professional hockey in 2011, Purdie played for and now coaches the South East Prairie Thunder, a Senior 'AAA' team in Manitoba, and volunteers with the University of Manitoba Bisons.
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