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Dale Purinton
Dale Purinton
Defenseman
(PYOOR-ihn-tuhn)
Number: 5
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 228
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 11, 1976
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN, United States
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.
Drafted: NYR / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (117th overall)


2005-2006 Season: * Served a 10-game suspension for an incident that occurred on Oct. 1 at Boston. * Appeared in nine games with Hartford (AHL), registering one goal and three assists along with 25 penalty minutes. * Is in his sixth Rangers/NHL season. * Has appeared in 15 career games vs. the Islanders, registering one assist. Career Notes: * Skated in 25 games with the Victoria Salmon KIngs of the East Coast Hockey League during the 2004-05 season, registering three goals and nine assists, along with 192 penalty minutes. * In 40 games, ranked third on the Rangers with 117 penalty minutes during the 2003-04 season. * Established new career-highs in 2002-03 with 58 games played, three goals, nine assists and 12 points. * Skated in his first NHL game on April 9, 2000 vs. Philadelphia. * Tallied the first NHL point of his career on December 8, 2000 vs. Buffalo. * Was a member of the 2000 Calder Cup champion Hartford Wolf Pack. 2005-06 Missed Game Information: 10 - Suspension, 43-Hartford.