The Missouri Mavericks traded forward Lachlan MacIntosh to the Allen Americans in exchange for defenseman Steve Kaunisto and goaltender Brian Mahoney-Wilson on Tuesday.

The Missouri Mavericks traded forward Lachlan MacIntosh to the Allen Americans in exchange for defenseman Steve Kaunisto and goaltender Brian Mahoney-Wilson on Tuesday.

“It is always tough to see a player leave your locker room, but to be able to pick up a quality defenseman who skates very well and can also add some needed offensive punch to our blue line and a goaltender in this time of need is very important to us,” Mavericks coach Scott Hillman said.

“This week is our first three-games-in-three-nights set, including a 10-hour trip to and from Dayton, Ohio to start the weekend. This is the perfect time to add to our blue line and also add a very qualified goaltender to replace the injured Gerry Festa (eye injury). We are very happy to add Steven and Brian to our lineup and we thank Lachlan for his efforts and wish him great success.”

Kaunisto, 25, is in his second professional season and played in 10 games with the Americans this season. The Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan native had five points on one goal and four assists and a +6 plus/minus rating with Allen.

Mahoney-Wilson, 25, was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the ninth round (288th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.  The first-year pro has played in four games with the Allen Americans this season and is 3-1-0 with a 2.50 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. A native of West Roxbury, Mass., Mahoney-Wilson played with Kaunisto at Lake Superior State University where he finished with a 27-40-15 record and had a .905 save percentage in four seasons.