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T.D. Forss - Head Athletic Trainer
T.D. Forss was named Head Athletic Therapist of the Edmonton Oilers on July 5, 2010. Forss, now in his seventh season with the club, has an extensive background in professional sports, including spending seven years, 2003-2010, as the Head Athletic Therapist for the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos.

Prior to joining the Eskimos, Forss served as the Assistant Athletic Therapist with the Calgary Flames from 2001-2003 and Head Athletic Therapist & Strength Coach for the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League from 1994-98 and 1999-2001.

T.D., who holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta, has spent time with Hockey Canada as an Athletic Therapist at the 1992 Spengler Cup, the 1996 and 1999 World Junior Hockey Championships and the 2012 IIHF Men's World Hockey Championships in Helsinki, Finland. This past year, T.D. was selected as the Athletic Therapist for Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey held in Toronto.

He is a member of the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association, the National Athletic Trainers Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society.

T.D. and his wife, Monica, reside in Edmonton with their children Katelin and Liana.

Jeff Lang - Head Equipment Manager
Jeff Lang begins his eighth season with the Edmonton Oilers, and first as Head Equipment Manager, since joining the team's training staff in 2003-04. The 38-year-old Regina, Saskatchewan native looks after the coordinating of equipment and supplies used by the Oilers as well as equipment inventory, maintenance and repair.

After earning a Certificate of Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal College in 1997, Lang began his career with the Calgary Royals of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He served four seasons from 1996-97 to 1999-00 as both trainer and equipment manager with the junior team before moving on to Hockey Canada.

With the governing body of hockey in Canada, Lang spent another four seasons (1999-00 to 2002-03) honing his craft as an equipment manager with several national teams. He was a member of the training staff of Canada's gold medal winning 2002 Olympic Team in Salt Lake City, and also won gold medals with Canada's men's national team at the 2002 Spengler Cup and Deutschland Cup teams. He served as equipment manager with the 2003 Under-18 team, which won Canada's first gold medal at the under-18 world championships in Yaroslavl, Russia.

Lang, who was born in Davidson, Saskatchewan, and his wife, Paula, live in Sherwood Park, Alberta with their sons, Hunter (7) and Adam (5).

Chris Davie - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Davie returns to the Oilers training staff for his third season. The 34-year-old native of Provost, Alberta will work closely with the new Head Athletic Therapist, T.D. Forss and the Oilers medical staff in injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

A graduate of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Davie's first stint with the Oilers came from 1999-00 to 2000-01 when he served as the team's Assistant Athletic Therapist. Following his two seasons with the Oilers he was named the Head Athletic Therapist for the Oilers' American Hockey League affiliate, serving in that role for four seasons. During that span he spent two seasons with the Hamilton Bulldogs (2001-02 to 2002-03) and one each with the Toronto Roadrunners (2003-04) and Edmonton Road Runners (2004-05).

Following the NHL lockout season, Davie joined Toronto and was the Maple Leafs Assistant Athletic Therapist in 2005-06 and 2006-07 before serving as the Head Athletic Therapist for the AHL's Toronto Marlies in 2007-08.

During his career, Davie has also worked on the training staffs of both the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) and Edmonton Cracker Cats baseball team. He is a member of the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association, the National Athletic Trainers Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society.

Chris and his wife, Julie, make Edmonton their home along with sons Benjamin (7) and Sebastian (5).

Brad Harrison - Asst. Equipment Manager
Brad Harrison joins the Edmonton Oilers for the 2010-11 season after having spent the previous four seasons with the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League.

Harrison also spent seven years working in Germany as an Equipment Manager as well as helping out Team Canada in several tournaments throughout his career.

In his duties with the Oilers, Harrison will look after outfitting all players from rookie camp right though until the end of the season as well as assisting Jeff Lang in coordinating all equipment and supplies used by the team.

Harrison, and his wife, Jennifer, have two children; Blake, 5, and Ryder, 1.

Shane Olmsted - Asst. Equipment Manager

Ryan Williams - Physical Therapist
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