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Bolts Prospect Spotlight: Cameron Darcy

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

It has been a trying year for Bolts prospect Cameron Darcy. The over age junior player was traded to the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

Following his fresh start in Sherbrooke, Darcy excelled, picking up where he left offensively. Through 27 games with the Phoenix, Darcy has sniped 16 goals and chipped in 21 helpers. He was named the RYOBI Hardest Working Player for the month of December, as well as earning second-star honors for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Each month RYOBI selects a forward and defenseman who are named the Hardest Working Player at their respective position. At the end of the season they will select one overall winner who will receive a RYOBI 18V Lithium 6-piece combo kit and a $2,000 scholarship.

Sherbrooke’s General Manager Patrick Charbonneau has been impressed with the way Darcy has been able to rebound.

“He came in and played key minutes for us after we lost some players to the World Juniors,” Charbonneau said.

He stated that there was an expectation the team might slide in the standings with Swiss forwards Tim Wieser and Kay Schweri on international duty, but Darcy was able to help the team maintain its position and win some tough games.

The Lightning selected Darcy in the seventh round, 185th overall, at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He is seen as a creative offensive centerman.

“He has unbelievable vision. He gets the puck and calms things down," Charbonneau said. " Whenever he is on the ice, we usually get a scoring chance.”

Prior to being traded to Sherbrooke, Darcy spent time with Cape Breton of the QMJHL. He led the team in scoring during the 2013-14 season with 35 goals and 82 points in 65 games.

The Boston native split the 2012-13 season between Northeastern University and the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL. Darcy skated in nine games with Northeastern, recording two points in that span. He then skated in 45 games with the Lumberjacks and recorded 12 goals and 31 points.

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