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Haji Sheikh Abbey

Abbey Haji-Sheikh

Corporate Sales Fulfillment Coordinator


Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3161


Number of seasons with the Griffins (including 2018-19): 4 (one as an intern)

What you love most about working for the Griffins: The experience we create for the fans

Favorite Griffins memory: Star Wars night!

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Jimmy Howard

Best thing about your job: Helping to create unforgettable memories

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

States (and provinces or countries) you've lived in: Never left the Mitten

Pets (name, type of animal): Max and Maggie, cats

College degree/year/school: B.S. Communications, Grand Valley State University, 2016

Sports idol(s) as a youth: My dad, Ali Haji-Sheikh (University of Michigan and NFL kicker)

Personal/professional hero(es): My parents and women in the sports industry

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: A pathologist or a vet

First job/your age: Lifeguard at 16

Current dream job: Running social media media for an NHL team

Other sports teams you've worked for: Just the Griffins!

If you could trade places for a day with another occupation/person, what/who would it be? Chrissy Teigen

Proudest professional accomplishment: All the work I did as a Group Sales Intern with the Griffins

Most memorable on-the-job mistake/embarrassing moment: I was standing behind the net during human hockey puck and got knocked backwards on the ice and had a huge bruise for weeks!

Favorite charities/charitable causes: Michigan Humane Society

Most exciting/unique thing you've done or place you've visited: I was at Late Night with Seth Meyers in New York City and saw Amy Poehler

Sports played growing up: Swimming

Hidden (or not so hidden) talents: I can make the Canadian Loon bird call

An interesting fact about you: I'm an ordained minister

Favorite foods: Anything cheesy and really unhealthy, peanut butter cup ice cream

Favorite music artists: One Direction, John Mayer, Alt-J, The Kooks

Favorite sports movie: Miracle

Favorite website: Twitter

Favorite book or author: Harry Potter books, Khalil Gibran

Favorite subject in elementary school: English/reading

Favorite spectator sports: Football, hockey, Olympic sports

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Red Wings, Washington Capitals, Rivy Monsters

Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Hiking, movies, beaches, farmers markets, anything that gets me outside!