Steve Sumner begins his ninth season as head equipment manager and his 13th season with the Stars, serving his first four years with the team as assistant equipment manager. Prior to coming to Dallas, Sumner spent six years as the equipment manager with the Houston Aeros of the International Hockey League, where he was a part of the club’s 1999 Turner Cup championship. Sumner has also served on the equipment staffs for the St. Louis Blues and the Dallas Freeze of the CHL. He is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association. Sumner and his wife, April, and their daughters Sierra and Taylor, reside in Lewisville.