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David Zeis - Head Athletic Trainer
Dave Zeis returns as head athletic trainer in his 11th season with the Dallas Stars. Prior to that, he spent seven seasons as a head athletic trainer in the ECHL. Dave has been certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association since 1995. Zeis earned a bachelor of science degree from SUNY Brockport in New York where he also played collegiate hockey. He also worked at University Sports Medicine at the University of Buffalo from 1993-95 as a clinical therapist and research coordinator. Zeis and his wife, Michelle, live in Prosper, Texas with their son, Brendon.

Steve Sumner - Head Equipment Manager
Steve Sumner is in his 13th season as head equipment manager and his 16th season with the Stars, serving his first four years with the team as assistant equipment manager. Prior to coming to Dallas, Sumner spent six years as the equipment manager with the Houston Aeros of the International Hockey League, where he was a part of the club's 1999 Turner Cup championship. Sumner has also served on the equipment staffs for the St. Louis Blues and the Dallas Freeze of the CHL. He is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association. Sumner and his wife, April, and their daughters, Sierra and Taylor, reside in Lewisville, Texas.

Brad Jellis - Athletic Trainer / Strength Coach
Brad Jellis is in his seventh season as the team's strength and conditioning coach after spending the 2010-11 season as the club's assistant strength coach and rehabilitation therapist. During the 2009-10 season, Jellis was the head athletic trainer for the Texas Stars in their inaugural season in the AHL. He spent the previous two years working with Dallas' ECHL Affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads, as the head of the training department. From 2005-07, Jellis also worked as the head athletic trainer for the ECHL's Fresno Falcons. The Creston, B.C. native obtained his master's degree in sports science in 2004. Prior to attending Bemidji State, Jellis graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2002 with a degree in athletic training. Jellis resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife, Robin, and son, Hudson.

Dennis Soetaert - Equipment Manager
Dennis Soetaert is in his 12th season with the Dallas Stars and his eighth as assistant equipment manager. He spent the first four seasons (2006-10) with the club as equipment assistant. Before joining the Stars, Soetaert, spent two seasons as head equipment manager of the Columbia Inferno in the ECHL and one with the Florence Pride, also in the ECHL. As assistant equipment manager with the AHL Houston Aeros, Soetaert was a part of the club's 2003 Calder Cup championship squad. Soetaert is a native of White Plains, N.Y. and currently resides in Frisco, Texas.

Craig Lowry - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Craig Lowry is in his 15th season with the Stars and his eighth as associate athletic trainer. Lowry served as head athletic trainer for four seasons with Dallas' then-American Hockey League affiliates in Utah (2003-04) and Iowa (2005-08). He was also part of the Stars' Stanley Cup championship team in 1999. Lowry earned a bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University and a master's degree from Central State University in Edmond, Okla. Lowry worked as the assistant athletic trainer for the Amsterdam Admirals in the World League of American Football and as the head athletic trainer for the Rhein Fire, also in the WLAF. Lowry resides in his native Dallas with his wife, Toni. They have three children: Matthew, Spencer and Morgan.
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