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Thunderbirds Sign D Michael Kim to PTO

November 23, 2021 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Springfield Thunderbirds News Release

Defenseman Michael Kim with the Maine Mariners
Defenseman Michael Kim with the Maine Mariners
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have signed defenseman Michael Kim to a professional tryout.

A native of Toronto, Ont., the 26-year-old Kim has skated in 11 games this season with the ECHL's Maine Mariners, tallying four assists and a +1 rating. He has skated in 23 career AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, posting three assists.

The 5-foot-11, 201-pound defenseman played collegiately at Boston College from 2015 to 2019, serving as a captain in 2017-18. While at BC, Kim was teammates with current T-Birds defenseman Steven Santini during the 2015-16 campaign.

In 140 games with Boston College, Kim scored 14 goals and contributed 48 assists, and he posted a career rating of +24.

The T-Birds begin a busy Thanksgiving Week on Wednesday night with their third consecutive matchup with the Bridgeport Islanders inside the MassMutual Center. Puck drop for this special Thanksgiving Eve showdown is set for 6:05 p.m. ET.

For more information on the Springfield Thunderbirds and to order tickets, please visit To learn more about becoming a Thunderbirds ticket member, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) to speak to a Thunderbirds representative.

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Defenseman Michael Kim with the Maine Mariners
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