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Jon Sanderson - Head Athletic Trainer
Jon Sanderson enters his 14th year with the Vancouver Canucks Medical Staff. His previous experience includes working for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. In 2006, Sanderson was a member of the Team Canada medical staff at the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. Sanderson graduated from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, and the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society and a Registered Massage Therapist. Jon lives in Port Coquitlam, BC, with his wife Catherine, daughter Kate, son Cooper and dog Jessie.

Pat O'Neill - Head Equipment Manager
Pat O’Neill joined the Vancouver Canucks in 1988 and enters his 26th season with the hockey club. Prior to joining the Canucks, O’Neill spent eight seasons as Equipment Manager with the Winnipeg Jets. At the international level, O’Neill has worked with Team Canada several times, most recently at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, where he helped Canada win gold. O'Neill also worked for Team Canada at the 2004 and 1990 World Championships in addition to the 1996 World Cup. O'Neill has worked in two NHL All-Star Games; 1988 and 1992. On February 14, 2008, O'Neill celebrated a significant career milestone, working his 2,000th NHL game at home versus the Minnesota Wild. O’Neill became the first recipient of the Larry Ashley Award on July 4, 1996, which honours the trainer or equipment manager who best exemplifies the character and commitment to excellence exemplified by Ashley throughout his career. O’Neill is an Executive Board Member of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SPHEM). He has two daughters: Brooklyn (15) and Faith (13).

Dave Zarn - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Dave Zarn begins his fifth year with the Vancouver Canucks Medical Staff after three seasons as Head Athletic Therapist & Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Victoria Salmon Kings formerly of the East Coast Hockey League. Zarn worked in the same capacity with the Okanagan Hockey School/Hockey Academy for three years prior to joining the Salmon Kings. A University of Manitoba graduate, Zarn is a certified member of the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association with Corrective Exercise Specialist training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Dave lives in Vancouver, BC, with his wife Jaime and daughters Tayana and Brinley.

Brian Hamilton - Asst. Equipment Manager
Brian "Red" Hamilton has been a member of the Vancouver Canucks training staff for over 10 years and enters his ninth season as Equipment Assistant.
Prior to joining the Canucks, Red worked 13 seasons with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League from 1989 to 2001. His tenure with the Lions included two Grey Cup Championships in 1994 and 2000. Red is also currently a member of SPHEM. Red lives in Langley, BC, with his wife Corine and daughter Ashley.

Mac Stewart - Asst. Equipment Manager
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