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Rich Matthews – Equipment Manager

In his 15th season as Devils’ equipment manager and 18th in NHL...Spent previous three years in similar capacity with the Dallas Stars, including their 1998-99 Stanley Cup Championship season...Also spent three seasons with the International Hockey League’s Detroit Vipers...Served as equipment manager for Western Conference at 2009 NHL All-Star Game...Was selected as a member of the 1997 IHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team training staff...Worked for the Phoenix Roadrunners (IHL) for four seasons...Primary duties include the ordering, repairing, inventory and maintenance of all equipment...Also coordinates the transfer of the team’s equipment between Prudential Center and other NHL cities...Works closely with the 29 other NHL equipment managers on their equipment and facility needs while in New Jersey...A graduate of Arizona State University; earned his degree in exercise science...Rich, 43, and his wife, Sara, an elementary school teacher, have two daughters, 14-year-old Madisyn Kay, and ten-year-old Kamdyn Rose.

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