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Brad Thompson

Equipment Manager

E-mail: griff@griffinshockey.com

Phone: (616) 774-4585

Biography:

A mainstay in Grand Rapids’ locker room since the 1997-98 campaign, Brad Thompson begins his 14th season as the team’s equipment manager, having already logged more than 1,300 games with the Griffins.

Thompson, who is responsible for the purchasing and maintenance of all hockey equipment for the team, served four seasons as an equipment assistant before earning his promotion in 2001. A Grand Rapids native who can be found playing at rinks throughout the area, Thompson attended Wyoming Park High School and Grand Rapids Community College.

In recent years, Thompson has had the honor of equipping two championship teams, capped off by the Griffins’ 2013 Calder Cup title. He also worked with the Detroit Red Wings’ staff during that team’s run to the 2008 Stanley Cup, and he assisted the Red Wings during their return to the finals in 2009 as well as their three subsequent playoff runs (2010-12).

Brad and his wife, Karrie, reside in Grand Rapids.

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