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Derek Settlemyre - Head Equipment Manager
Derek Settlemyre enters his fifth season as head equipment manager for the Flyers and his 17th 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 co-head equipment manager at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He was also head equipment manager for Team USA at the 2007 World Championships, held in Moscow, Russia, and served as co-head equipment manager for Team USA at the 2006 World Championships in Riga, Latvia.

The native of High Point, North Carolina graduated from Coker College in 1993 with a degree in fitness programming and played for the school's basketball and soccer teams. Derek resides in Pine Hill, New Jersey with his daughters, Peyton and Bryce.

Sal Raffa - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Sal Raffa begins his sixth season as the assistant athletic trainer for the Flyers. He was promoted to the position in 2006 after spending two seasons as the head athletic trainer for the Philadelphia Phantoms.

A native of Norristown, Pennsylvania, Raffa graduated from Temple University in 2003 with a degree in sports medicine/athletic training and gained experience as a student athletic trainer for the men’s basketball and football teams. He started his career in professional hockey as the athletic trainer for the Rockford IceHogs, then of the United Hockey League, during the 2003-04 season. Raffa also interned with Flyers' Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim McCrossin during the summer of 2003.

Harry Bricker - Asst. Equipment Manager
Harry Bricker begins his 11th consecutive season with the Flyers and his 14th overall, having served the same position from 1991-95. He began his career with the AHL's Hershey Bears, where he was assistant equipment manager from 1989 through 1991. In 1996, Bricker became the head equipment manager of the AHL's Kentucky Thoroughblades, a position that he held for
three seasons. During the 1999-2000 season, Bricker was the assistant equipment manager for the Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils.

Harry and his wife, Joye, reside with their daughter, Hayley, in Voorhees, New Jersey.

Rock Oratorio - Asst. Equipment Manager
Anthony "Rock" Oratorio is in his 27th season of service with the Flyers training staff, 15th full-time. During the 2004-05 lockout season, Rock had the opportunity to help the Philadelphia Eagles' equipment staff for the season.

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 1996
World Cup in Philadelphia, the 1997 NHL All-Star Game in San Jose and the 2000 NHL All-Star Game in Toronto.

He is single and resides in South Philadelphia.

James McCrossin - Director of Sports Performance
Jim McCrossin is the Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Flyers. He begins his 15th season with the Flyers, and also spent seven seasons in the same role with the Phantoms. Prior to joining the Flyers, McCrossin served as the strength and conditioning coach of the Hartford Whalers during the 1995-96 season.

McCrossin previously worked with the Flyers as an athletic trainer with Pat Croce. He is a graduate of West Chester University and is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He was also recently certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist. McCrossin is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American Academy of Sports Medicine.

On November 24, 2007, McCrossin was honored by the Flyers and the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society for working his 1,000th game in professional hockey. Jim has four children: Kevin, J.D., Danielle, and Luke. He and his wife, Robyn, reside in New Jersey.
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