Pete Rogers is serving as an equipment manager for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team for the second time. He previously worked on the staff of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team that participated in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.
Additionally, Rogers has been Team USA’s equipment manager at seven International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championships (1998-2002, 2005, 2013), most recently serving on the staff of the 2013 U.S. Men’s National Team that captured the bronze medal. Rogers has also fulfilled the role of equipment manager for Team USA at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 2004 Deutschland Cup in Germany.
Rogers has spent the last 15 years with the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators as the club’s head equipment manager. He worked his 1,500th game as an equipment manager in professional hockey on Jan. 10, 2009, and his 1,000th game with Nashville on Nov. 12, 2011.
Elected president of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers in June 2012 after previously serving as the Western Conference representative, Rogers was the head equipment manager for the Eastern Conference All-Stars at the 2008 All-Star Game in Dallas.
Prior to joining the Predators in 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 Road Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League in 1989-90.
Pete, his wife, Judy, and daughter, Alexandra, reside in Franklin, Tenn.