Mayhem Send Nimanis to Knoxville to Complete Trade
MACON, GA- The Macon Mayhem and Director of Hockey Operations Kevin Kerr announced on Tuesday that the team has traded defenseman Kristaps Nimanis to the Knoxville Ice Bears to complete the trade in which Macon acquired forward Chris Izmirlian.
Nimanis, a member of the Mayhem's 2016-2017 President's Cup Champion team, has played 16 games this season, recording two points and a plus-two rating. He was signed on the last day of the season by the Mayhem last year, and he recorded one assist over eight games between the regular season and the playoffs. The 24-year-old, Latvian-native has three goals, nine assists and 12 points over 52 career SPHL games.
Izmirlian has proven to be a tremendous acquisition for the Mayhem, as the rookie has five goals, 13 assists and 18 points in just 10 games for the Mayhem - including 10 points in his last four games. Between Macon and Knoxville, the 25-year-old center has eight goals, 22 assists and 30 points over 25 games. He is currently tied for sixth in the SPHL in points and is tied for third in the league in assists.
The Mayhem welcome the Pensacola Ice Flyers to town on Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th.
ABOUT THE MACON MAYHEM: The Macon Mayhem is a proud member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). The team won the President's Cup Championship last season, bringing the city of Macon their first professional hockey championship ever and the city's first professional sports championship since 1962. The team is owned by Bob and Diane Kerzner and managed by Director of Hockey Operations, General Manager, and Head Coach Kevin Kerr, a former third-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres.
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