Published: 153 days ago
KALAMAZOO, MI— Forward Cameron Darcy has been re-assigned by the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Kalamazoo Wings, the team announced Thursday.
Darcy, 22, joins the Wings after starting the season with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. In 34 games this season, the right-hand-shooting centerman has tallied three goals and four assists. Last season with the Crunch, Darcy appeared in 56 games and logged 12 points (four goals, eight assists).
Before turning pro, Darcy spent two seasons (2010-12) with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and represented the nation on several occasions. He was a member of Team U.S.A.’s 2011 World Hockey Under-17 Challenge silver medal team, and earned a gold medal with U.S.A’s 2012 IIHF World U18 Championship team.
Along with his decorated resume with Team U.S.A., Darcy also appeared in nine games with Northeastern University in 2012 before heading back to the USHL, where he dressed in 45 games with the Muskegon Lumberjacks and notched 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists).
After he wrapped up in the USHL, Darcy headed to the QMJHL for two seasons and had tremendous success. During the 2013-14 season with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Darcy earned 82 points (35 goals, 47 assists) and was named to the league’s second all-star team. He eventually ended his QMJHL career with the Sherbrooke Phoenix in 2015, after amassing 141 points (56 goals, 85 assists) in 121 games.
The native of South Boston, Massachusetts, was a seventh round (pick 185) draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
In a separate transaction, forward Blake Hietala has been released. The second-year pro earned three points in 20 games with the Wings this season.
Darcy will wear number 13 and likely make his debut on Friday in Quad City as the Wings take on the Mallards at iWireless Center.
Single game tickets start at just $10 all season long and can be purchased at the Wings Event Center box office or at http://kwings.com/SingleGameTickets.
Wings Event Center, owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group, is home to the minor league hockey team Kalamazoo Wings and a full entertainment venue offering concerts, sporting events, family shows and trade shows. Built in 1974, Wings Event Center values partnerships with the community to bring events and attractions that enrich the lives of residents in the Kalamazoo area.