Head Athletic Trainer 1988-2008
Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars
David ?Soup? Surprenant headed up the Athletic training staff for 20 seasons with the NHL Minnesota North Stars and Dallas Stars. He was honored to represent the Western Conference at two NHL All Stars Games; 1992 in Pittsburgh and 2005 in Dallas. His teams reached the playoffs 17 of 20 seasons and included the Stanley Cup Finals three times. A major highlight of his professional career was winning the Stanley Cup in 1999 with the Dallas Stars. Soup served the PHATS board as Western Conference Representative, 7 years as Vice President, and coordinated the Educational Program for 14 years. Prior to joining the North Stars in 1988, he was employed four years with a Bloomington MN physical therapy clinic also serving as the head trainer at Normandale Community College. His experience includes a summer as an assistant athletic trainer for the NFL New Orleans Saints. He also worked as an x-ray technologist. Surprenant earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 1983 from Mankato State University.
Presently Dave is employed as Outreach Coordinator/Physician Extender with Carrell Clinic and North Central Surgical Center, an orthopedic group in Dallas. Soup also consults with Athlete RMS, the medical records service for the NHL, MLB, CFL, and WTA. Dave and his wife Julie reside in Lewisville, TX with their sons, AJ and Bryan.