Jason Serbus is entering his 4th season as Head Athletic Trainer with the Washington Capitals.
Prior to joining Washington, Serbus, 43, was the head athletic trainer with the Arizona Coyotes for nine seasons, where he oversaw all aspects of the team's medical operations. Serbus also has served as the athletic trainer for the USA Hockey U-17 team on four occasions. He worked as an athletic trainer for the U.S. Men's National Team for the second time at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia after being with the Men's National Team during the 2009 IIHF World Championship in Switzerland. Additionally, he worked three seasons as an assistant athletic trainer with the Tampa Bay Lightning and four seasons with the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL, earning "Athletic Trainer of the Year for Professional Sports" honors by the Athletic Trainers' Association of Florida in 2003.
A native of Bird Island, Minnesota, Serbus has worked with Eisbaren Berlin, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the Central Texas Stampede of the Western Professional Hockey League and served as a staff athletic trainer at NovaCare Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Florida. A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Arizona Board of Athletic Training, and the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education/emphasis in Exercise Physiology from the University of Northern Colorado.
Serbus resides in Falls Church with his wife, Paula, and son, Garrett.
Steve Ruhmel is entering his first season as assistant athletic trainer with the Washington Capitals.
Ruhmel joined the Capitals after spending the last four seasons as an assistant athletic trainer with the New Jersey Devils. Prior to joining the Devils, Ruhmel spent two seasons with the Florida Panthers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates, the San Antonio Rampage (2014-15) and the Portland Pirates (2015-16), as the team's head athletic trainer. Additionally, Ruhmel worked for two years as the head athletic trainer with the Florida Everblades in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) from 2012-14 and as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the mens and womens' hockey program at Elmira College. Ruhmel is a licensed athletic trainer and massage therapist.
The Land O' Lakes, Fla., native completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida, earning a degree in athletic training and received his master's degree in education with a certificate in health services management from Elmira College. He currently resides in Falls Church, Va., with his wife, Stephanie, his daughter, Riley and son, Beckett.
Murphy Luatua is entering his first season as the team's assistant athletic trainer after spending the last two seasons as the head athletic trainer for the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Luatua first worked with Hershey with Pivot Physical Therapy where he served as a Certified Athletic Trainer starting in 2014. Working with former Capitals head athletic trainer Greg Smith at Pivot, Luatua would travel to assist with Bears practices and games before joining the team full-time. Also at Pivot, Luatua served as head athletic trainer of Westminster High School. From 2012-14, Luatua worked at McDaniel College as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. He received his master's degree from McDaniel College in 2014, and attended Bridgewater College for his bachelor of science in athletic training.
Luatua is joined by his wife Megan and daughter Amelia
Zach Bryne is entering his second season as the team's massage therapist. Prior to joining the Capitals, Bryne worked as the massage therapist for the AHL's Syracuse Crunch for one season.
Bryne obtained his massage certifaction at Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, Texas. He has a certification in sports manual therapy and advanced deep tissue. Bryne worked with the AHL's Texas Stars from 2012 to 2014 and won a Calder Cup during the 2013-14 season.
Originally from Philadelphia, Bryne resides in Arlington, Va.
Mark Nemish is entering his 14th season as Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Washington Capitals and his 20th year in the NHL.
Prior to Washington, Nemish worked as the strength and conditioning coach with the Nashville Predators from 1998-2004. He is responsible for the strength and conditioning of all Caps players, which includes both in season and off season workouts, on-ice conditioning, and injury rehab. Working closely with strength and conditioning assistant Zack Leddon, nutritionist Sue Saunders and regeneration Dr. David LeMay, Nemish oversees the on-ice monitoring of players' conditioning, nutritional strategies and supplement program.
In addition, Nemish works closely with the Hershey Bears in the development of the Capitals prospects in Hershey and drafted players in North America and overseas.
A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nemish received his master of science degree in exercise science from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks in 1996.
Nemish resides in Round Hill, Va., with his wife Tammy, his dog, Calen - who turned seven this year - and his two children, Kendall and Kailani.
Zack Leddon is entering his fifth season with the Washington Capitals and third as the team's assistant strength and conditioning coach. Leddon is responsible for assisting in the strength and conditioning of all Capitals players, which includes in and off-season workouts, injury rehabilitation, monitoring player performance and recovery and assisting with nutrition and supplementation for players.
Leddon graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2014 and received a master's degree in strength and conditioning from George Washington University in 2017. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and has received certification in USA Weightlifting Level 1 and Fascial Stretch Therapy.
Prior to joining the Capitals, Leddon worked with Explosive Performance in Tysons Corner from 2014-17. Additionally, Leddon was named as an All-Southern Conference rugby player at UNC Wilmington, has competed at the national level with NOVA Men's rugby and played internationally with the Capital Rugby Union Selects.
A native of Whitsett, N.C., Leddon currently resides in Falls Church, Va
Brock Myles is entering his 15th season as Head Equipment Manager with the Washington Capitals. Myles joined the Capitals after spending eight seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL), where he served as the head equipment manager for both the Portland Pirates (2001-06) and the Louisville Panthers (1999-01). Prior to his stint in the AHL, Myles worked as the head equipment manager for the Port Huron Border Cats and the Detroit Falcons of the United Hockey League (UHL).
Myles received his degree in sports administration from Durham College in Oshawa and Sports Equipment and Business from Humber College in Toronto. Myles, a native of Chesley, Ont., became a United States citizen in July 2013. He resides in Alexandria, Va., with his wife Shannon, and their two children. Myles enjoys golf and traveling and is a member of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SPHEM).
Craig Leydig enters his 32nd season with the Washington Capitals as Assistant Equipment Manager.
During his tenure with the Capitals, Leydig received numerous professional honors. Leydig oversaw the locker room operations in the 2009 NCAA Frozen Four Tournament in Washington, D.C. and represented the team in the 1999 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa Bay, Florida. Leydig joined the Capitals from the New York Islanders, where he served one season as the assistant athletic trainer.
A native of Washington, D.C., Leydig, who is certified in Advanced First Aid and CPR, attended Prince George's Community College in Maryland. He has three children: Cameron, Luke and Brooke.
Dave Marin returns for his 13th year with the Washington Capitals and seventh season as the Equipment Assistant.
Marin splits his duties between assisting the Capitals equipment staff with the day-to-day equipment and locker room maintenance, and serving as the visiting dressing room manager. A native of Alexandria, Va., Marin manages the visiting team equipment upon arrival and assists the visiting team's equipment manager with all of his needs while in town.
Prior to joining the Capitals, Marin spent two years as assistant equipment manager with the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL. He and his wife, Rachel, and his daughter, Brynn, reside in Arlington, Va.
Cameron Parker is entering his first season with the Capitals after spending the last four seasons with the South Carolina Stingrays in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
Prior to his time in South Carolina, Parker worked as an assistant equipment manager with the Springfield Falcons in the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2015-16.
Parker additionally spent time as an Assistant Equipment Manager at the College of Holy Cross from 2013-2015, overseeing operations for the men's and women's hockey team in addition to other sports. A 2012 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, Parker also served as the Equipment Manager for the men's hockey team at his alma mater from 2009-2012. Parker is a member of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Members.
A native of Nashua, N.H., Parker now resides in Arlington, Va.