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Griffins' New Assistant Equipment Manager Named

August 16, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Grand Rapids Griffins News Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Thursday named Charlie Kaser as the assistant equipment manager for the Grand Rapids Griffins. He replaces Andrew Stegehuis, who has been hired by the Rochester Americans as their head equipment manager following six full-time seasons with the Griffins.

Kaser, 23, has nearly eight years of experience assisting the Griffins' equipment staff on game days, having served as a stick boy since 2010.

Born in Kansas City, Mo., and raised in Grand Rapids, Kaser is completing his environmental science degree from Portland State University and will graduate in 2019. He competed on the Vikings' ACHA D2 hockey team for two seasons from 2013-15 and was employed in the golf industry in the Portland area prior to joining the Griffins full time.

Charlie is the son of Griffins vice president of community relations and broadcasting Bob Kaser.

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