Richard Davies has signed for Canvey Island on dual registration.
The right back links up with former Stones assistant manager Steve Ward and is one of seven new signing made by The Gulls as they bid for promotion from the Ryman Premier Division.
The 21-year-old made his Maidstone debut in August 2013 but his season was cut short after he picked up a cruciate ligament knee injury in an FA Cup match away at Mersham at the end of September.
The club supported him through an intensive physiotherapy programme, which enabled him to make his return last October.
Stones boss Jay Saunders said: “I am delighted for Rich. After being out for such a long time he needs to get a good season behind him.
“Canvey is a great opportunity for him and with our contacts there, we’ll keep an eye on his progress.”
Davies made six cup appearances for Maidstone last season and spent time on-loan with Chatham Town.