Entering his 17th year with the Lightning as head athletic trainer, TOM MULLIGAN oversees each aspect of the organization's medical and athletic training operations.
Prior to joining the Lightning organization, Mulligan spent four seasons as the head athletic trainer and physical therapist for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. While with the Bruins, Mulligan's responsibilities included all traditional athletic training duties as well as massages and strength and conditioning of all players. He also served as the head athletic trainer for Team USA during the 2008 and 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Canada and Sweden/Finland, respectively. Mulligan also served as an athletic trainer on the staff of the Team USA Men's Ice Hockey Team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Mulligan was recognized by the Athletic Trainers Association of the Florida in 2018, as he was given the organization's 2018 Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. He is a 1997 graduate of Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy with a minor in Biology. While at Quinnipiac, he served as a student athletic trainer for the men's ice hockey team for three seasons and also provided services to all other sports programs at the school.