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Greg Smith - Head Athletic Trainer
Greg Smith returns to the Capitals for an eighth year as the head athletic trainer, his 12th season in professional hockey. Smith joined Washington in 1999 from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, where he was the head athletic trainer for two seasons.

He has also gained international experience in his career, having served as the athletic trainer for Team USA at the 1998 World Hockey Championship. Prior to his stint in Anaheim, Smith was head athletic trainer with the American Hockey League's Baltimore Bandits. He began his professional hockey career as an athletic trainer intern with the Capitals during the 1994-95 season.

A native of Bowie, Md., Smith received his bachelor's degree in physical education from Salisbury State University with a concentration in both special education and athletic training. He went on to earn a master's degree in athletic training and an associate's of applied science/physical therapy assistant at California University of Pennsylvania. He also earned his master's in sports science from the International Sports Science Association. Smith runs Professional Sportscare & Rehabilitation, a group of physical therapy clinics in the Washington, D.C., area.

Brock Myles - Head Equipment Manager
Brock Myles is entering his seventh season as Head Equipment Manager with the Washington Capitals. Myles joined the Capitals after spending eight seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL), where he served as the head equipment manager for both the Portland Pirates (2001-2006) and the Louisville Panthers (1999-2001). Prior to his stint in the AHL, Myles worked as the head equipment manager for the Port Huron Border Cats and the Detroit Falcons of the United Hockey League (UHL).

Myles received his degree in sports administration from Durham College in Oshawa and Sports Equipment and Business from Humber College in Toronto. Myles, a native of Chesley, Ontario, resides in Alexandria, Va., with his wife Shannon, and their two children. He enjoys golf and traveling and is a member of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SPHEM).

Ben Reisz - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Ben Reisz enters his sixth season with the Washington Capitals as Assistant Athletic Trainer.

Reisz, 28, joined the Capitals during the 2007-08 season after spending time with Professional Sport Care and Rehab Center as an athletic trainer.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Reisz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from James Madison University.

Craig Leydig - Asst. Equipment Manager
Craig Leydig enters his 24th season with the Washington Capitals as Assistant Equipment Manager.

During his tenure with the Capitals, Leydig received numerous professional honors. Leydig oversaw the locker room operations in the 2009 NCAA Frozen Four Tournament in Washington, D.C. and represented the team in the 1999 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa Bay, Florida. Leydig joined the Capitals from the New York Islanders, where he served one season as the assistant athletic trainer.

A native of Washington, D.C., Leydig, who is certified in Advanced First Aid and CPR, attended Prince George’s Community College in Maryland.

Dave Marin - Equipment Transfer
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