Doug Shearer completed his eighth season with the Ducks, his 31st in the National Hockey League.
Shearer joined the Ducks after serving as head equipment manager for the Washington Capitals from 1983-2007. While with the Capitals, Shearer saw the club advance to the Stanley Cup Final during the 1997-98 season. He joined the Capitals organization at the start of the 1981-82 season, serving as the head trainer for the Hershey Bears, Washington’s primary affiliate of the American Hockey League.
Shearer also had the privilege to join Team USA on several occasions as the head equipment manager, including the 2003 World Championship in the Czech Republic, the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and the 1997 World Championship in Finland. In addition, he served as equipment manager for the 1999 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, following Washington’s appearance in the Stanley Cup Final.
A native of Salisbury, NC, Shearer is a graduate of West Chester State College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education. In his spare time, Doug enjoys hunting and fishing. Shearer and his wife, Carrie, have two children: son, Zach and daughter, Amy. The family resides in Maryland.