PORTLAND, ME – January 31, 2019 – The Maine Mariners announced a pair of trades on Thursday, acquiring defenseman Sean Campbell from the Reading Royals and forward Johnny McInnis from the Rapid City Rush.
Campbell, a 25-year-old defenseman from East Lansing, MI has played 22 games this season between Reading and the Atlanta Gladiators. He turned pro last season, signing with the Fort Wayne Komets out of St. Norbert College, where he played 113 games over four seasons, with 15 goals and 34 assists. Campbell played junior hockey in the NAHL with the Kalamazoo Jr. Wings and the Michigan Warriors. The 6’1 blue-liner is still in search of his first professional point.
McInnis (6’2, 205 lbs) is an ECHL vet, with over 270 career games played. He’s spent time with Florida, Orlando, Utah, Reading, South Carolina, Indy, Allen, and Rapid City. The 29-year-old forward is a native of Boston and played his college hockey at Minnesota-State Mankato (alma mater of goaltender Connor LaCouvee and defenseman Jon Jutzi), where he captained the Mavericks in his Senior season of 2013-14. After posting 38 points in 41 games that season, he begin his pro career with a 2-game AHL stint with the Lake Erie Monsters. His best season was 15-16 in Orlando when he put up 41 points (19 goals, 22 assists) while playing in all 72 regular season games. Last season between Indy and South Carolina, McInnis had 20 goals and 16 assists in 64 games. Indy traded him to Allen in late October and he was swapped to Rapid City on Monday. Forward Justin Breton goes to the Rush in the trade. Breton played 24 games for the Mariners, with four goals and four assists.
The Mariners are in Manchester on Friday at 7 PM to take on the Monarchs before returning home for a meeting with the Adirondack Thunder on Saturday, February 2nd. It’s “Women in Sports night” presented by the Maine Sports Commission. The first 2,000 fans through the gate will also receive a Grocery Tote Bag, presented by Townsquare Media. Game time is 6:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased HERE or by visiting or calling the Trusted Choice Box Office: 207-775-3458.