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Born in Toronto, Ontario Canada, General Manager David Valentini returns to the Razorback Hockey Coaching Staff for his fourth season. Growing up in and around the greater Toronto area, Valentini began his hockey career in Scarborough, Ontario, playing for the Cedar Hill Rebels of the SHA. He began playing as a defenseman, but things changed after he unexpectedly filled in as goaltender for a game when his team’s regular goalie was a no-show. Valentini never looked back and, since then, he played hockey in and around the greater Toronto area from peewee to Junior—all as a goaltender.
Amidst accruing nearly twenty-five years of experience between the pipes, Valentini moved in 2007 from Canada to Kansas City, MO. In 2011, he moved again–this time to Northwest Arkansas. Valentini is a certified Level II coach with USA Hockey.
Off the ice, Valentini at one time owned and operated his own business in the sporting goods industry dealing directly with professional baseball players. Currently Valentini is the Design Manager for Vanguard Packaging and Display in Bentonville. He and his wife, Bonnie, have 3 children, Ashlyn, Nicholas and Jacob.