PHATS Member Spotlight – Joe Huff

Joe Huff, Head Athletic Trainer, Anaheim Ducks PHATS: What got you started in the athletic training profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? JH: I’ve always been interested in sports and growing up participated in whatever the current season was. During high school I had a couple of injuries that created an awareness for […]

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SPHEM Member Spotlight – Jason McMaster

Jason McMaster, Head Equipment Manager, Winnipeg Jets SPHEM: What made you want a career in the equipment management profession and how did you get your start? JM: Watching hockey growing up I would see the Athletic Therapists run onto the ice to care for the players when they were hurt on the ice. I knew […]

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SPHEM Member Spotlight – Jeff Lang

Jeff Lang, Head Equipment Manager, Edmonton Oilers SPHEM: What got you started in the equipment profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? JL: I took the Athletic Therapy Diploma Program through Mount Royal College in Calgary Alberta from 1994 – 1997 and my first practicum placement was with the Calgary Midget […]

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PHATS Member Spotlight – Don DelNegro

Don DelNegro, Head Athletic Trainer, Boston Bruins PHATS: Congratulations on 29 years working for the Boston Bruins as their Head Athletic Trainer!  After 29 seasons, what led to your decision to retire? DD:   Well, like most decisions it was a culmination of events over the past 5 years. Organizational changes, the pandemic and all the […]

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SPHEM Member Spotlight – Rick Bronwell

Rick Bronwell, Head Equipment Manager, Philadelphia Flyers SPHEM: What got you started in the equipment profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? RB: I started when I was 13 in Kansas City with the Blades of the IHL. My dad worked at the arena as concessions manager and he knew the […]

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PHATS Member Spotlight – Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart, Head Athletic Trainer, Pittsburgh Penguins PHATS: What got you started in athletic training and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? CS: While playing high school sports I got to know the athletic trainers that covered our school and at the time it kind of interested me.  It wasn’t until I […]

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PHATS Member Spotlight – Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett, Head Athletic Trainer, Carolina Hurricanes PHATS: What made you want a career in the athletic training profession and how did you get your start? DB: I went to college as an undecided major and part of my requirements were to take surveys and questionnaires about things such as, what I liked, what I […]

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SPHEM Member Spotlight – Teddy Richards

Teddy Richards, Head Equipment Manager, Florida Panthers SPHEM: What got you started in the equipment profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? TR: I am from Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and back in 1999 our city was awarded an AHL team (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins). My Father (Tedd) was a local bus driver who was […]

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SPHEM Member Spotlight – Dave Williams

Dave Williams, Head Equipment Manager, Buffalo Sabres SPHEM: What got you started in the equipment profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? DW: I attended SUNY Plattsburgh and the hockey coach, Bob Emery, asked me if I would like to be the student equipment manager for the team in the 1992 […]

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PHATS Member Spotlight – Andy Hosler

Andy Hosler, Head Athletic Trainer, Nashville Predators PHATS: What made you want a career in the athletic training profession and how did you get your start? AH: During undergrad, I was watching a Red Wings game and saw “some guy” run out due to an injured player being down on the ice.  I thought how […]

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