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Huyser Deb

Deb Huyser

Administrative Assistant


Number of seasons with the Griffins (including 2018-19): 23

What you love most about working for the Griffins: Getting to know the players and coaches.

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Ryan Oulahen, Jakub Kindl, and Daniel Larsson.

Best thing about your job: The flexibility in the off-seaon to spend time camping with my grandchildren, daughter, and mother.

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Spouse’s name/ when you were married: Kim and I were married in 1971.

Children: Ryan and Angie, and three grandchildren: Brooke, Jake and Trevor

Sports idol as a youth: Gary Hoogeboom, who was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.

As a child you dreamed of becoming: A police officer.

First job: When I was 16, I worked in a nursing home.

Current dream job: I have my dream job!

Most memorable on-the-job mistake/ embarrassing moment: Haven’t had one yet—at least not that I can remember!

Favorite charities or causes: American Cancer Society

Most exciting/ unique thing that you’ve done or place that you’ve visited: White water rafting in Colorado.

Favorite foods: Mexican and Pizza

Favorite music artists: The Beatles and Elvis

Favorite sports movie: The Blindside

Favorite subject in elementary school: Math

Favorite spectator sports: Hockey of course, and anything the grandchildren are playing.

Favorite pro/ college sports teams (excluding the Griffins): The Detroit Red Wings

Favorite recreational activities/ hobbies: Camping