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Derek Settlemyre - Head Equipment Manager
Derek Settlemyre enters his 13th season as head equipment manager for the Flyers and his 22nd year with the organization. He was promoted to his current position in 2006 after serving as the head equipment manager for the Philadelphia Phantoms for 10 seasons. He spent two years as an assistant equipment manager with the Flyers and a year in the same role with the Florida Panthers before taking the head job with the Phantoms when the team was founded in 1996.

Settlemyre has an impressive international resume with Team USA, most recently serving as the head equipment manager for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Settlemyre also worked for Team USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the 2007 World Championships in Moscow, and the 2006 World Championships in Riga, Latvia.

A native of High Point, North Carolina, Settlemyre graduated from Coker College in 1993 with a degree in fitness programming and played for the school's basketball and soccer teams. He resides in Philadelphia with his girlfriend Maria, his daughters Peyton and Bryce, and his son William David Settlemyre IV (Elvis).

Sal Raffa - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Sal Raffa begins his 13th season as the assistant athletic trainer for the Flyers. He was promoted to the position in 2006 after spending two seasons with the Philadelphia Phantoms, where he was part of the team's Calder Cup championship in 2005.

A native of Norristown, Pennsylvania, Raffa attended Temple University in 2003 and holds a degree in sports medicine/athletic training. While at Temple, he worked with the men's basketball and football teams. He started his career in professional hockey as the athletic trainer for the Rockford IceHogs during the 2003-04 season.

Raffa is a certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). He resides in Warrington, PA with his wife Holly and sons Maximus and Salvatore.

Harry Bricker - Asst. Equipment Manager
Harry Bricker begins his 19th consecutive season as an equipment manager with the Flyers and his 26th overall with the club. He began his career with the AHL's Hershey Bears, where he was assistant equipment manager from 1989 through 1991 while the team was the Flyers' AHL affiliate, and then moved up to the Flyers from 1991 to 1995. In 1996, Bricker became the head equipment manager of the AHL's Kentucky Thoroughblades, a position he held for three seasons. During the 1999-2000 season, Bricker was the assistant equipment manager for the Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils.

Rock Oratorio - Asst. Equipment Manager
Anthony "Rock" Oratorio is in his 34th season of service with the Flyers training staff and his 21st full-time.

Prior to joining the Flyers on a full-time basis, Rock served in a variety of capacities for the Flyers training staff. He began his career in hockey as a stickboy with the Philadelphia Firebirds of the North American Hockey League. Rock served as an assistant equipment manager for the 1992 NHL All-Star Game and the 1996 World Cup in Philadelphia, the 1997 NHL All-Star Game in San Jose and the 2000 NHL All-Star Game in Toronto. He spent the 2004 NFL season working for the Philadelphia Eagles.

He is single and resides in South Philadelphia.

James McCrossin - Director of Sports Performance
Jim McCrossin begins his 23rd season with the Philadelphia Flyers. He is both a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and Master's degrees in both Sports Medicine and Advanced Exercise Physiology. Jim is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). He holds a certification in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissues Mobilization (IASTM) and is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP).

Jim is a long standing member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society, National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, New Jersey Athletic Trainers Society and Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society. On January 28th, 2014, the Flyers and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society honored Jim for working his 1,500th game. On June 9, 2017, McCrossin was selected as recipient of the Distinguished Merit Award by the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society.

Jim has four children, Kevin, J.D., Danielle, and Luke. He, his wife Robyn, and son Luke reside in New Jersey.
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