PORTLAND, ME – September 8, 2022 – The Maine Mariners completed a trade with the South Carolina Stingrays on Thursday, acquiring forward Nick Isaacson in exchange for the rights to defenseman Michael Kim. The move comes as Kim signs a contract with South Carolina’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears.

Isaacson is a 23-year-old forward from Oakville, Ontario, who was a rookie for the Stingrays in 2021-22. He skated in 26 games, putting up 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists), while also seeing AHL time with Hershey on a three-game loan.

Prior to turning pro, Isaacson played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League for the Peterborough Pirates and Mississauga Steelheads. He had a brief stint of Canadian college hockey in USports, with the University of Guelph.

Michael Kim was one of four players issued a qualifying offer by the Mariners on July 1st, and signs the third AHL deal of his career by inking with Hershey. Coming out of Boston College in 2019, he initially signed with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. Last season, after starting the year on a Mariners contract, he reached a deal with the Springfield Thunderbirds. Kim played in 33 games for Maine in 2021-22, with two goals and 19 assists.

The Mariners also receive a future consideration from the Stingrays, as part of the trade.

The Mariners 2022-23 season is presented by Hannaford To Go, and begins on Friday, October 21st at Trois-Rivieres, followed by the home opener on Saturday, October 22nd also against the Lions. Full and half season packages plus 12-game plans and 10-ticket flex plans for the 2022-23 season are on sale now by calling 833-GO-MAINE or visiting the Mariners front office at 94 Free St. in Portland. Prospective package holders can also put down a deposit or fill out an inquiry form at Single game tickets will go on sale September 27th at 10 AM ET.