Cameron Abney
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Cameron Abney

Hometown:

Aldergrove British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-05-23

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

Trade with Edmonton, 2014

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Cameron Abney appeared in four games with the Everett Silvertips (WHL).

2008-09: In his first full season with the Everett Silvertips (WHL), Abney tallied a goal and four points through 48 games, amassing 103 penalty minutes in the process. Abney was chosen in the third round, 82nd overall, of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

2009-10: Abney began his second season in the WHL with the Everett Silvertips before being acquired by the Edmonton Oil Kings in a December trade for center Clayton Cumiskey. In 68 games between the two teams he scored 6 goals with 7 assists and was -11 with 123 PMs. Edmonton won just 16 games, finishing with the WHL's second-worst record.

2010-11: Abney was limited to 60 games in his third WHL season due to a nagging hand injury, which indirectly reduced his penalty minutes as well as he did not fight as much as in previous seasons. He finished the regular season with 7 goals and 13 assists and was -3 with 72 PMs as the much-improved Oil Kings won 31 games and reached the WHL playoffs; finishing fourth in the Central Division. In four WHL playoff games he scored 1 goal and was -2 with 6 PMs. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers in April 2011.

2011-12: Abney made his AHL debut with Oilers AHL affiliate Oklahoma City – playing two games with the Barons in December before being returned to ECHL Stockton. He was re-called two other times by the Barons. Primarily an enforcer and energy player in his first pro season, he had no points and was minus-one with 24 penalty minutes in 14 games with Oklahoma City. The Barons finished first in the West Division and reached the playoff semifinals. Abney played in 3 of 14 playoff games and was minus-one with 12 penalty minutes. He had 132 penalty minutes in 29 games for Stockton and was minus-two with 2 goals and 3 assists.

2012-13: Abney appeared in four AHL games with Oilers affiliate Oklahoma City; spending most of his second pro season in the ECHL with Stockton. He had no points and was +1 with 14 penalty minutes with the Barons did not appear in any playoff games during the run to the Western Conference finals. Abney scored 5 goals with 3 assists in 36 games for Stockton and was -4 with 58 penalty minutes. Primarily an enforcer for the Thunder, he played in 6 of 23 playoff games during Stockton's run to the ECHL finals and was -2 with no points and eight penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Abney's primary talent is punching people and taking punches. He is the quintessential tough guy, a role that is being diminished in the modern game, unfortunately for him. Beyond his pugilistic abilities he is a below average to poor hockey player across the board.

 

Future

Currently playing for the ECHL's Stockton Thunder, Abney's lone chance to progress to the AHL and beyond lies in his fists. It is a steep climb at the best of times, but with the enforcer role becoming less relevant it is unlikely he has a lengthy career, and almost a certainty he will not be an NHL player.

Abney was dealt along with Teemu Hartikainen in January of 2014 by the Edmonton Oilers to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Mark Fraser.

 

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