Tom Mulligan is serving as an athletic trainer for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team for the first time. He’s worked with Team USA in international competition at three previous events, including a pair of International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championships (2008, 2012) and the 2004 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp in Grand Forks, N.D.
Mulligan has served as the head athletic trainer of the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning for the past 11 years, including the 2003-04 season when he helped the organization to the 2004 Stanley Cup. With the Lightning, he’s in charge of each aspect of the club’s medical and 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.
A 1997 graduate of Quinnipiac College, Mulligan served as the trainer for the men’s ice hockey team for three seasons and also provided services to all other sports programs at the school.
A native of New Bedford, Mass., Mulligan and wife, Kellie, reside in Tampa, Fla., with sons, Tyler and Zach, and daughter, Abigail.