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By: Jason Cooke | Follow me on Twitter / X @cookejournalism

With the American Hockey League trade deadline hours away, the Providence Bruins have hit the trade block. The Bruins have acquired Jared McIsaac from the Grand Rapids Griffins in exchange for Curtis Hall. The trade marks the first move general manager Evan Gold has made ahead of the looming 3 p.m. deadline.

McIsaac, a 2018 second-round pick by the Detroit Red Wings, brings some professional playing experience to Providence. Since joining the Griffins in the 2020-21 season, the 23-year-old forward has played in 156 AHL games, posting 9-43-52. After 61 games this season, he was loaned to Ambrì-Piotta of the National League in Switzerland, where he played three games between February 17 and March 11. The forward will look to use this opportunity in Providence to crack the National Hockey League ranks.

Providence parted ways with Hall, a 2018 fourth-round selection in the NHL draft. He has totaled 6-10-16 in 113 AHL games since his first season in 2020-21. Most of his time this season was spent with the Maine Mariners of the ECHL, where he was nearly a point-per-game player with 11-9-20 in 22 contests. The 6’3″, 215-pound power forward is still just 23 years old and will get a fresh start in Grand Rapids.