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Dave DiNapoli - Head Athletic Trainer

Teddy Richards - Head Equipment Manager
Teddy Richards is in his first season as an assistant equipment manager with the Penguins following 11 seasons with the team’s top minor-league affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL). Richards, 30, spent the past seven years as the head equipment manager for WBS after four years as an assistant. During his time in WBS, the team made three Calder Cup Final appearances. Richards, who will work his 1,000th professional game next season, has a younger brother, Josh, who is in his first NHL season as an equipment manager with the Dallas Stars. A graduate of Mansfield University, Richards and his wife, Sue, have two children, Teddy (8) and Ellie (5), and reside in Pittsburgh.

Dakota King - Equipment Manager

Thomas Alva - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Tommy Alva is in his second season as assistant athletic trainer with the Florida Panthers ... In this role, he is responsible for assisting in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of player injuries and assists with the overall medical and training programs within the organization ... Alva joins the Panthers after serving as the Head Athletic Trainer with the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League from 2008-2011, Head Athletic Trainer for the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League during the 2007-08 season and spent the previous four years as Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Dallas Stars from 2003-04 to 2006-07 ... Prior to his role with the Stars, he spent one season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe in 2000 and worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) of Major League Soccer for four seasons from 1996-2000 ... He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and a member of the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society. A native of Dallas, Texas, Alva earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Henderson State University in Arkansas ... He and his wife, Stephanie, have a son, Kaleb, and reside in Sunrise, FL.
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