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Joe Huff - Head Athletic Trainer
Joe Huff enters his fourth season as Head Athletic Trainer with the Anaheim Ducks, having been a member of the organization since 2008. He served as Head Athletic Trainer for the club’s American Hockey League affiliates in his previous role.
A graduate of Iowa State University (1998) with an Exercise & Sports Science degree, Huff began his career with the Central Hockey League’s Macon Whoopee (1998-99). Following a season with Macon, Huff became the Head Athletic Trainer for the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) where he spent the next six seasons. He then moved on to the ECHL, taking on the Head Trainer position with the Augusta Lynx in 2005. Huff joined the Ducks’ then-AHL affiliate in Iowa for the 2008-09 season and then moved on to Syracuse with the club for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. During the 2012-13 season, Joe worked with the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s first year of affiliation with the AHL squad.
Joe and his wife, Lisa, along with their two daughters, Macy (14) and Marin (11), reside in Anaheim Hills. When away from the rink, Joe enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Doug Shearer - Head Equipment Manager
Doug Shearer enters his seventh season with the Ducks, his 30th in the National Hockey League.

Shearer joined the Ducks after serving as head equipment manager for the Washington Capitals from 1983-2007. While with the Capitals, Shearer saw the club advance to the Stanley Cup Final during the 1997-98 season. He joined the Capitals organization at the start of the 1981-82 season, serving as the head trainer for the Hershey Bears, Washington’s primary affiliate of the American Hockey League.

Shearer also had the privilege to join Team USA on several occasions as the head equipment manager, including the 2003 World Championship in the Czech Republic, the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and the 1997 World Championship in Finland. In addition, he served as equipment manager for the 1999 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, following Washington’s appearance in the Stanley Cup Final.

A native of Salisbury, NC, Shearer is a graduate of West Chester State College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education. In his spare time, Doug enjoys hunting and fishing. Shearer and his wife, Carrie, have two children: son, Zach and daughter, Amy. The family resides in Maryland.

Chris Aldrich - Equipment Manager
Chris Aldrich enters his second season as the Ducks’ assistant equipment manager after spending two years with the organization at the American Hockey League level.

Having served as the equipment manager of previous Anaheim AHL affiliates Iowa in 2008-09 and Portland in 2007-08, Aldrich has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining the Anaheim organization in 2007, he spent 17 seasons as a member of the Boston Bruins franchise. Chris first held the post of equipment manager with the Providence Bruins (AHL) and then moved up the ranks to become assistant equipment manager for the NHL Bruins for 10 years. He got his start working for the then-AHL Maine Mariners during college. Chris cites advancing to the AHL Eastern Conference Finals with Portland in 2008 as his favorite hockey memory.

Following the 2009-10 NHL season, Aldrich traveled to Cologne, Germany where he served as an equipment manager for Team USA at the 2010 IIHF World Championships.

Originally from Windham, Maine, Aldrich attended Rhode Island College and majored in history. When away from the rink, he enjoys playing tennis and is also an auto racing enthusiast. In addition, Chris is an avid runner, having completed the Boston Marathon on three separate occasions. Chris and his wife, Susan reside in Yorba Linda with their son, Andrew (3). The family vacations in Pelham, New Hampshire during the summer.

Mike Hannegan - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Mike Hannegan completed his third season as the Ducks’ Assistant Athletic Trainer. An Orange County native, Hannegan joined the organization in 2012 after three-year stint in St. Louis as the assistant athletic trainer for the Blues (2009-12). His resume includes over 13 years of experience in hockey athletic training. Hannegan previously served as head athletic trainer for the Peoria Rivermen in the American Hockey League from 2007-09. He has also been head athletic trainer for clubs in both the ECHL and Central Hockey Leagues (Richmond, Las Vegas, Macon). He was selected in 2006 to represent the National Conference at the ECHL All-Star Game. Hannegan’s international experience includes serving as the athletic trainer for Team USA at the 2000 IIHF World Inline Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic. Mike received his B.S. in Athletic Training/Exercise Physiology from Chapman University and went on to complete his Masters of Science degree in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainers' Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength Coach's Association.

Mike resides in Tustin with his wife, Kelly and their son, Aiden (8). He is a graduate of Foothill High School (Santa Ana) and worked at both THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE and Honda Center as a Zamboni driver before leaving Southern California to pursue high education.

Matt Brayfield - Asst. Equipment Manager

Jeff Tyni - Asst. Equipment Manager
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