Phoenix acquires 20-year-old Cameron Darcy
The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles have traded overage forward Cameron Darcy to the Sherbrooke Phoenix.
In return, the Phoenix sends a fourth-round pick in 2017 to Cape Breton.
This is the fourth trade between the two teams since the draft, and Darcy is the second overage player to be traded from Cape Breton to Sherbrooke this season.
Darcy was drafted by Cape Breton in the 10th round in 2011 but did not play with the Eagles until last season where he scored 35 goals and 87 points in 65 games. He has scored one goal and 14 points in 19 games this season.
Darcy returned to Cape Breton from Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate earlier this season and as a result, the Eagles had four overage players and opted to traded Charles-Eric Legare to Sherbrooke. With the recent addition of overager Marcus Hinds, the Eagles were with four overage players once again.
With the addition of Darcy, the Phoenix currently has four overage players on the roster. That number excludes Liam O’Brien who is currently playing with the Washington Captials.
Teams can only dress three overage players per game.
The trade was made official by the QMJHL today.
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