Portal:St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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St. John's is the capital and largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the large Canadian island, Newfoundland. The city spans 446.04 square kilometres (172.22 sq mi) and is North America's easternmost city.

Its name has been attributed to the Nativity of John the Baptist, when John Cabot was believed to have sailed into the harbour in 1497 and to a Basque fishing town with the same name. Existing on maps as early as 1519, it is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1888. With a metropolitan population of approximately 219,207 (as of July 1, 2017), the St. John's Metropolitan Area is Canada's 20th largest metropolitan area and the second largest Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in Atlantic Canada, after Halifax.

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The St. John's IceCaps are an American Hockey League (AHL) team based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The team is the top affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL and is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. From 1996 to 2011, the team was known as the Manitoba Moose and played out of in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With the recent purchase and relocation of a National Hockey League team to Winnipeg by parent company True North Sports and Entertainment, the team has been leased to Danny Williams and relocated to St. John's, returning the AHL to Atlantic Canada after a six-year absence.


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Edward "Teddy" Purcell (born September 8, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Purcell plays right wing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).

In 2007–08, his first professional season, Purcell played most of the year with the Monarchs but also spent 10 games in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings. In the AHL, he was named to the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic and became the first rookie to score an All-Star Classic hat trick. Finishing his rookie AHL season with 83 points in 67 games, Purcell won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the league's top rookie. In 2008–09, Purcell split the season between the Monarchs and Kings, playing 40 games in the NHL while scoring 4 goals and 12 assists for a total of 16 points.

In 2010, Purcell was traded with a third-round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Jeff Halpern.Purcell finished the 2009-10 season with 15 points and 10 PIM. On July 6, 2010, new Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman re-signed Purcell along with former Maine Hockey player Mike Lundin for one-year contracts. Purcell finished with 51 points in the regular season, and 17 points in 18 games during the post-season. On July 20, 2011, Purcell signed a $4.75 million contract for two years with the Tampa Bay Lightning just hours before his arbitration meeting.



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