AHL's Yanick Dupre Award Goes to League's Athletic Trainers

The American Hockey League and the Texas Stars announced this afternoon that the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award has been awarded to all of the league's 31 head athletic trainers. The award was granted to recognize the role all athletic trainers played in tracking COVID health and safety protocls on top of their usual job. Texas's awardee, Mike DeGaetano, also happened to play in a game this season as a backup goalie. Here's the release:  The American Hockey League announced today that, in recognition of their efforts during the pandemic, head athletic trainers from all 31 member clubs have been selected as the winners of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award for 2020-21. Stars Athletic Trainer Mike DeGaetano is among the winners of the award during his first season behind the bench in Texas. Presented annually since 1998, this award traditionally acknowledges a player as the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year for his outstanding contributions to his local community; in 2020-

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