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Former T-Birds Equipment Manager Jason Berger Wins Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay Lightning

Former Seattle Thunderbirds Equipment Manager Jason Berger won a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday night in Edmonton. Berger is currently an Assistant Equipment Manager with the Lighting. The Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 2-0 Monday to win the Stanley Cup best-of-seven series 4-2.

Berger was the T-Birds Equipment Manager for four seasons, from the 2007-08 season to the 2010-11 season. Berger was behind the T-Birds bench for 288 regular season games and 17 playoff games.

After leaving the T-Birds, Berger was the Head Equipment Manager for the Florida Everblades in the ECHL where he won a Kelly Cup in 2012. He then joined the Providence Bruins of the AHL and was their Head Equipment Manager for five seasons. Berger joined the Lightning for the 2017-18 season and is in his third season with the team.

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Jason Berger congratulates Calvin Pickard after a win at accesso ShoWare Center.

Berger was recently a guest on the Sound of Hockey Podcast and has some great stories about being an Equipment Manager.

Berger was involved in some subterfuge with the media and the New York Islanders during the Eastern Conference Finals as seen in the video below.

 

Jason Berger on the bench after the T-Birds scored with the goalie pulled at KeyArena.
Jason Berger on the bench after the T-Birds scored with the goalie pulled during a game at KeyArena.
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Jason Berger on the right side of the bench during a game at KeyArena
Jason Berger takes gear from Brenden Dillon during a game at accesso ShoWare Center.
Jason Berger takes gear from Brenden Dillon during a game at accesso ShoWare Center.
Jason Berger with former T-Birds Brenden Dillon and Tyler Alos at a game in San Jose during the 2019-20 regular season.
Jason Berger with former T-Birds Brenden Dillon and Tyler Alos at a game in San Jose during the 2019-20 regular season.
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