Pete Rogers enters his 16th season as head equipment manager of the Nashville Predators in 2013-14. 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. In February 2014, he will serve as Team USA’s equipment manager for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
Head Equipment Manager
Rogers served as the equipment manager for Team USA at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, his seventh time representing his coun¬try at the Worlds (2005, 1998-2002), but first time earning a medal (bronze). He was also the U.S. National Team’s equipment manager at the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 2004 Deutschland Cup in Germany. 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 veteran of more than 1,800 professional games worked his 1,500th game as an equipment manager in professional hockey on January 10, 2009 and his 1,000th 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 Amer¬ican 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 Brentwood, Tenn.