Pawel Prylinski is currently in his 21st year with the Blackhawks. A native of Kalisz, Poland, he earned his master’s degree at the Academy of Physical Education in Poznan, Poland, majoring in education and minoring in coaching and therapeutic massage. Prylinski moved to Chicago in 1981 and earned his professional certification at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy.
Prylinski joined the Blackhawks in 1991 and became only the fourth such therapist on an NHL club. Prior to joining the Blackhawks, he was a massage therapist at a Chicago health club and also had a successful private practice. Prylinski and his wife, Trisha, have two children, Gabriela and Ryan, and reside in the western suburbs.