Rangers acquire Campbell in trade with Sarnia
Kitchener, Ont – The Kitchener Rangers announced today that the club has completed a trade with the Sarnia Sting.
In the trade, Kitchener acquires Sarnia Sting defenseman Carson Campbell. In return, Kitchener trades their fifth-round pick and eighth-round pick in the 2026 OHL Priority Selection.
“We are excited to add Carson to our group and welcome him to our team,” said Kitchener Rangers General Manager Mike McKenzie. “He is a strong skater and puck mover and has numerous years of eligibility left that will allow him to develop and grow with our other young players. Welcome to Kitchener Carson.”
Campbell was drafted by Sarnia in the third round of the 2022 OHL Priority Selection, before signing an OHL Standard Player Agreement (SPA) and education package with the Sting in June of 2022. The six-foot-one, 180-pound, right-handed defender played 23 games last season with the Sting as a 16-year-old. Campbell was only one of three 16-year-olds who played more than 20 games for the Sting last season. Hailing from Campbellford, Ont., he previously played for the Quinte Red Devils U16 AAA team during the 2021-22 season where he registered three goals and 11 assists for 14 points in 26 games. Campbell impressively suited up twice as an under-aged player that season for the Cobourg Cougars in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) where he recorded one assist.
Campbell will wear number eight and is expected to join the Rangers on Tuesday, September 19th, and will travel with the team to Mississauga on Thursday, September 21st to take on the Steelheads.
The Rangers drop the puck on the regular season Friday, September 29 when the East Avenue Blue host the Saginaw Spirit. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. Individual tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here.