GLENS FALLS – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils and Utica Comets, announced today that the club has signed goaltender Vinnie Purpura to a standard player contract.
Purpura, 24, finished his third season at Long Island University (NCAA D1) where he played in 26 games and had a 3.40 goals-against average and a .893 save percentage. Prior to Long Island University, Purpura spent two years at Boston University (NCAA D1). In 53 total NCAA games, the Lemont, Illinois native had a 3.38 goals-against average and a .894 save percentage.
The 6-foot-6, 194-pound netminder played in the United States Hockey League for the Omaha Lancers and Youngstown Phantoms before his collegiate career.
The Thunder return home Friday, March 24 and Saturday March 25 against the Worcester Railers for Stick it to Cancer Weekend. Get your tickets by visiting the Thunder front office or by calling 518-480-3355.
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