In his 17th year with the Lightning, equipment manager RAY THILL is responsible for all equipment maintenance, inventory and ordering.
Prior to joining the Lightning, Thill served as the equipment manager for the Detroit Vipers of the IHL for one season. Thill also spent four seasons on the equipment staff of the Chicago Wolves of the IHL, winning the Turner Cup Championship with the Wolves in 1997-98. He also served as the equipment manager for Team USA at the 2008, 2009 and 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Canada, Switzerland and Finland/Sweden, respectively. Thill was also selected to participate in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa. Thill most recently served on the staff of the Team USA Men's Ice Hockey Team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
A native of Chicago, Thill and his wife, Leighann, reside in Tampa.