Goaltender Cam Newton made 16 NHL appearances with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the early 1970s. He spent more of his time as pro in the WHA and minor leagues.
The native of Peterborough, Ontario starred in junior B with the Weston Dukes before joining the Toronto Marlboros. His hot goalkeeping helped the Marlies win the Memorial Cup in 1967. Two years later he was traded to the Kitchener Rangers where he continued to excel.
After playing well in 42 games for the Rangers in 1969-70, he was chosen 102nd overall in the NHL Amateur Draft. Newton played five games as a rookie for the Pens in 1970-71 but toiled for the most part in the CHL with the Amarillo Wranglers. The next year he made 35 appearances in the AHL with the Hershey Bears before joining Pittsburgh for 11 games in 1972-73. Newton played decently for the club but was best remembered for his bright blue goalie mask.
Newton joined the WHA's Chicago Cougars in 1973-74 and posted 25 wins and a 3.14 goals against average. He played one more year in Chicago then split the 1975-76 season between the Denver Spurs, Ottawa Civics and Cleveland Crusaders. He retired after making four appearances 1976-77 with the NAHL's Erie Blades.