The Kitchener Rangers announced today that defenceman Arber Xhekaj has committed to an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement with the Club.
The 17-year-old, Hamilton, ON native was invited to this week’s Training Camp by the Rangers as a free agent after posting 22 points in 46 regular season games as a member of the GOJHL’s St. Catharines Falcons in 2017-18.
“Arber is a big body who took great strides since we saw him in Training Camp last summer,” said Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie.
“He has a physical element to his game, but is also smart with how he moves the puck. We’re pleased to have Arber and his family join the Rangers organization.”
Arber Xhekaj (JACK-eye)
Hometown: Hamilton, ON
Birthdate: January 30, 2001