JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres and the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans, announced that the team has agreed to terms with forwards Nick Isaacson and Carson Mackinnon for the 2023-24 season.
Isaacson appeared in two games for the Icemen last season before suffering a season-ending injury. Isaacson was initially acquired by the Icemen last December via a trade with the Maine Mariners. The 24-year-old posted 11 points (5g-6a) in 26 games with the South Carolina Stingrays during the 2021-22 season and earned a three-game call-up with the AHL’s Hershey Bears. Prior to his professional career, the Oakville, Ontario resident logged 82 points (32g-50a) with the Ontario Hockey League’s Peterborough Petes and Mississauga Steelheads from 2016-20.
MacKinnon scored two goals in the 11 games with the Icemen this past spring. Prior to joining the Icemen, MacKinnon recorded 19 points (4g-15a) in 30 games at the University of Prince Edward Island last season. The 24-year-old totaled 29 points in 47 collegiate games during his two seasons of play at UPEI. The Summerside, Prince Edward Island resident also amassed 154 points (55g-99a) in 302 career Quebec Major Junior Hockey League contests split in stints with the Rimouski Oceanic and the Gatineau Olympiques from 2015-20.