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Rich Meyers

Director of Game Operations

E-mail: rmeyers@griffinshockey.com

Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3024

Biography:


Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2013-14): 9

Favorite Griffins memory: Three come to mind: 1) Being in Syracuse to witness the Griffins with their first Calder Cup Championship 2) 2005-06 Game 7 Playoff victory over Manitoba 3) Darren McCarty's hat trick in his home debut.

Favorite all-time Griffins players: There have been many but Matt Ellis, Jonathan Ericsson, Tomas Tatar, Jeff Hoggan, Triston Grant and Francis Pare stand out.

Best thing about your job: Hitting the Goal Horn for 10,000+ screaming fans!

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

States (and provinces or countries) you’ve lived in: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and Utah

Spouse’s name/year you were married: Bridget and I were married in 2007.
College degree/year/school: Hospitality & Tourism Management from Grand Valley State University, 2005

Sports idol(s) as a youth: Steve Yzerman, Barry Sanders, Mark Grace (Cubs)

Personal/professional hero(es): Steve Jobs

First job/your age: : When I was 15, I worked at Togo’s Eatery.

Other sports teams you've worked for: Grand Rapids Rampage

If you could trade places for a day with another occupation/person, what/who would it be?: Trey Anastasio, lead guitarist for Phish

Proudest professional accomplishment: Grand Rapids Griffins Employee of the Year (2009); AHL Excellence award for Fan Experience (Western Conference 2009-10 Season); AHL Most Unique Game Operation Promotion or Theme Night (2010-11 and 2011-12 season).

Favorite charities/charitable causes: Griffins Youth Foundation and Kids Food Basket

Most exciting/unique thing you’ve done or place you’ve visited: Italy

An interesting fact about you: I weighed a little over 2 lbs. when I was born.

Favorite foods: Pizza time!

Favorite music artists: Phish, My Morning Jacket and Umphrey's Mcgee

Favorite sports movie: Slapshot and Major League

Favorite websites: Amazon, Reddit, Deadspin and Twitter

Favorite book or author: Seth Godin

Favorite spectator sports: Football

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Chicago Cubs, Michigan State, Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings

Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Biking, jogging and boating

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