Pete Rogers is in his 15th season as head equipment manager of the Nashville Predators. He is responsible for the everyday equipment needs of all the players as well as coordinating transfer of equipment to and from road games. Rogers works with the NHL to ensure compliance with programs concerning equipment tracking, jersey authentication and on-ice exposure. He also played an integral role in the team’s new uniform design, working with the manufacturer and League to ensure all specifications and materials met the exact demands necessary to put the product on the ice for the 2011-12 season.
Head Equipment Manager
Elected President of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SPHEM) in June 2012 after previously serving as its Western Conference Representative, Rogers was the head equipment manager for the Eastern Conference All-Stars at the 2008 NHL All-Star game in Dallas. The coordinator of the SPHEM’s Enhanced Education program has also served as the equipment manager for Team USA at the 2006 Winter Olympics and at the IIHF World Championships in 2005 and from 1998-2002. Rogers also worked as Team USA’s equipment manager at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 2004 Deutschland Cup in Germany. The veteran worked his 1,500th game as an equipment manager in professional hockey on January 10, 2009 and his 1000th game with the Predators on November 12, 2011.
Prior to joining the Predators in July 1998, the SUNY Brockport graduate spent seven seasons as the equipment manager and director of team travel for the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Rogers spent nine seasons as an assistant equipment manager in Rochester before a one-year stint as head trainer with the Hampton Roads Admirals of the ECHL in 1989-90.
Pete, his wife, Judy, and daughter, Alexandra, reside in Franklin, Tenn.