Dan “Beaker” Stuck served as the head athletic trainer of the AHL hockey team, Hershey Bears, since 1985 before being appointed as the club’s Manager of Wellness and Team Affairs. Stuck won five Calder Cups during his tenure as the team’s head trainer. Dan’s affiliation with the team dates back to 1977, when at the age of 13 he served as one of the team’s locker room assistants. Dan became Hershey’s assistant trainer in 1982, and then took a year away to become the assistant equipment manager for the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. The following season, in 1985-86, he was named Hershey’s head trainer, a position he has held ever since.
Dan’s main responsibilities with the team include working with team doctors and physical therapists to decide the best course of action and treatment for the players, as well as assisting Bears management with travel accommodations away from Hershey. Dan lives in Palmyra with his wife Janice. He has a son, Dustin, who is an assistant athletic trainer for the AHL’s Providence Bruins, and a daughter, Alexis.