Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames are proud to announce today that equipment manager Mark DePasquale will work his 1000th NHL game tonight when the Flames play the Oilers at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
DePasquale is currently in his fifth year with the Flames organization and his 20th NHL season. He was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks organization from 1989-1996 / 2001-2006, serving as the Assistant Equipment Manager.
DePasquale moved to Arizona in 1996 to spearhead the Jeremy Roenick Foundation, which raised money for multiple charities in the greater Phoenix area. He also served as an Assistant Equipment Manager for the Chicago Wolves (IHL) for the 2000-01 season. DePasquale has worked the 1991 and 2008 NHL All Star Games as well as the 2001 IHL All Star Game. He represented Easton Hockey and the gold medal winning Men’s Canadian Olympic Hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, B.C. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
Mark and his wife, Kelly, have twins, Maddox and Mia, and reside in Calgary.