Jets’ Trainer Rob Milette Honoured with Special Mask
Winnipeg Jets Head Athletic Therapist Rob Milette – or ‘Mullet’ as he is affectionately known around the organisation – recently worked his 1,000th game for the organisation, an achievement few attain in pro sports.
Milette began working with the Manitoba Moose in 2002, before moving up to work in the NHL in 2011. Milette, who also worked with Canadian national team at the 2015 IIHF World Championships, hit the headlines in 2013 when he, along with other members of the Jets staff, were called on to help defenceman Zach Redmond, who sustained a serious leg injury in practise. Fortunately Redmond was able to make a full recovery thanks to the actions of his team mates and colleagues.
Congrats to Head Athletic Therapist Rob Milette on his 1000th pro game! He's third from the left! pic.twitter.com/HGNEfvtkDi
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) January 27, 2016
As part of the celebration of Milette’s incredible tenure with the organisation, the Jets commissioned Dave Gunnarsson of DaveArt to produce a special mask design to help mark the occasion, which fell on January 26th – happily for Rob, the Jest were able to secure a 5-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes on the night.
Featuring both the Jets logo and the Manitoba Moose logo, the design is simple but striking and also features Milette’s nickname ‘Mullet’ on the chin.
Congratulations Rob on reaching this tremendous milestone!