The Utica Comets announced today that they have signed forward Cam Darcy to an AHL deal. Darcy had been with the Comets on a PTO, (professional try-out) since the start of the season. The 23-year-old, 6′, 190lbs right shot center had played 90 games in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch coming into this season after being drafted 185th overall in the seventh round by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2014 entry draft. Comets current head coach Trent Cull was one of the assistant coaches in Syracuse while Darcy was there. Darcy’s best season with the Crunch was his first when he played in 56 games, collecting four goals, and eight helpers for 12 points. In just 13 games this season, Darcy has collected half of his season-high point total already with his six assists.
Comets sign forward @cdarcy19 to an AHL contract.
— Utica Comets (@UticaComets) November 30, 2017
Darcy has earned his deal with Utica. He has been getting some penalty-killing time recently and creating some shorthanded opportunities. It was wise for the organization to use an AHL deal for Darcy rather than signing him to a two-way deal that would eat into their 50 allowable contracts. If Darcy has shown by the end of the season that he deserves a two-way deal, Vancouver can cross that bridge then. Alternatively, he could also prove to be a replacement for a guy like Wacey Hamilton, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
The Comets are back in action tomorrow at 4:00 pm Pacific when they take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the first game of a weekend back to back series. CanucksArmy will have your post-game report following the game.