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Mike Nicholishen registered 50 points over two seasons with South Carolina from 1999-2001.

Name: Mike Nicholishen
Year(s) with Stingrays:
1999-2001
Jersey Number:
39
Position:
Defense
Nickname:
“Niko”
Currently Residing:
Toronto
Spouse:
Karin
Children:
Daughter, Annika Treiberg Nicholishen, 4 months
Current Occupation/Employer:
Stockbroker, Desjardins Securities
What is your fondest Stingrays memory?

Winning the 2000/01 Kelly Cup, and the guys on the team.

How different, or similar, were the Kelly Cup Championship teams you played with in South Carolina and Atlantic City?

The Kelly Cup with South Carolina had a more special feel.  It really felt like we won that one for each other.  A team coming together for the right reasons.  The Atlantic City Kelly Cup was special because that it how I ended my career.
You played with 9 teams during your 5-year professional career, including four in the 1999-00 season (South Carolina, Orlando, Long Beach, and Rochester).  How crazy was it moving around that year?

Tough living out of a suitcase!  But luckily it was a pretty nice list of locations.  It was a good way to see the country.  It was fun.  I don’t think that I could do it now – my parents never even knew where I was!

Do you still keep in contact with any of your former Stingrays teammates?

Not lately, it has been busy recently with the new baby.

What do you miss the most about your days in the Lowcountry?
 
I enjoyed everything in the Lowcountry, especially at this time of year in Toronto, I miss the weather!  I look forward to getting back down for a visit.

Anything you’d like to say to Stingrays fans who might read this?
 
Thank you for the support.  You helped make my two years in Charleston some of the best of my hockey career.  Go Rays!

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