MINNESOTA WILD’S TONY DaCOSTA TO WORK 1,000TH NHL GAME
TEAM’S HEAD EQUIPMENT MANAGER WILL REACH MILESTONE TONIGHT
| Dacosta has been in the NHL for 25 years, working as an equipment manager for the Jets, Coyotes and Wild |
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild Head Equipment Manager Tony DaCosta will work his 1,000th NHL game Thursday night when the Wild faces the Nashville Predators, the National Hockey League Club (NHL) club announced today.
DaCosta is in his sixth year as the Wild’s head equipment manager. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, DaCosta was part of the Winnipeg/Phoenix Coyotes organization for more than 19 years. He started working for the Winnipeg Jets as dressing room attendant and equipment manager in 1986 for NHL teams visiting the Winnipeg Arena and was promoted to assistant equipment manager for the 1988-89 season.
DaCosta has also served as equipment manager for two NHL All-Star Games (1998 in Vancouver and 2004 in Saint Paul) and held the same position with Team Canada during the 2001 World Championships in Germany.
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