Updated: Nov 15
Cameron Arquette's young career is starting to heat up. The 16-year old signed with the OHL's Kitchener Rangers who drafted the 5'8 forward in the 4th round of the 2023 draft. "We are excited to sign Cameron,” said Kitchener Rangers General Manager Mike McKenzie through a team release. “He has had a productive year in Leamington so far and continues to improve his game. He has earned this opportunity with his play this year and we look forward to seeing even more growth in his game and eventually develop in a Ranger uniform."
“It feels great, especially with this great organization.” said Arquette. "I have been working towards this my whole life. It’s a big accomplishment to have my hard work pay off."
"It's not a shocker to me." said Leamington head coach Dale Mitchell. "He started off as a depth guy. I knew he was always a good player. Just had to wait for his time with us."
Arquette's time came in late October and he hasn't looked back. "I love playing for Leamington. My teammates and coaches are great. I am learning so much and having a great time."
The Wheatley native started off with four points in his first 12 games but has 4 goals and 8 points in his last seven games. "His production is to show for it but at the same time he does all the little things right. Good kid in the lockerroom. Mitchell said of Arquette who was captain last season of a Sun County Panthers team that made it to their first OHL Cup since 2018.
"It's great to see that Kitchener rewarded him with a contract and know that any point he's comfortable to be put in their lineup." Mitchell said.
Mitchell says Arquette is open to being called up when the Rangers need him. Kitchener is currently first in the OHL with a 14-5 record and are riding a five-game winning streak.
The Flyers are in Buffalo Wednesday before hosting Milton on Thursday night. The Menace are 2nd in West Conference three points ahead of Leamington.