Derek Repucci is serving on a U.S. National Junior Team for the first time.
Repucci spent 10 seasons with the Boston Bruins as an assistant athletic trainer and massage therapist. In that span, the Bruins captured one Stanley Cup (2011), two Prince of Wales Trophies as the NHL’s Eastern Conference playoff champions (2011, 2013), one Presidents’ Trophy (2014) as the NHL’s best team in the regular-season and six Atlantic Division titles (2002, 2004, 2009, 2011-12, 2014).
Prior to joining the Bruins, Repucci served as assistant athletic trainer and massage therapist at Duke Unviersity, where he also owned and operated an on-campus massage clinic in conjunction with the campus health center and the department of athletics.
Before Duke, Repucci was an athletic trainer at his alma mater, Springfield College in Massachusetts, where he worked with the football, volleyball and men’s basketball and lacrosse teams.
In addition, Repucci spent time with the Portland Sea Dogs, Johnstown Johnnies and Springfield Falcons in addition to a stint as the head athletic trainer at the Bridgton Academy in Maine.
A 1998 graduate from Springfield College, Repucci earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training before receiving a master’s in exercise science and sports studies in 2004. He also earned a certificate in Massage Therapy from the New Hampshire Institute of Therapeutic Arts in 2002.
He and his wife, Leigh, have a daughter, Julianne.