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Mike Vogt - Head Athletic Trainer
Mike Vogt joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as the head athletic trainer during the summer of 2008 after spending seven seasons with the Minnesota Wild as the club's assistant athletic trainer. During the lockout season of 2004-2005, he served as the head athletic trainer for the University of Minnesota's men's hockey team. Prior to joining the Wild, he served as the head athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx and the head athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach for the two-time ABL Champion Columbus Quest. Mike also served as an athletic trainer for the Columbus Xoggz soccer team and many area high school teams.
A native of Canton, Ohio, Vogt earned a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University in 1994 as well as a certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 1999. He is an active member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainer's Society, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He and his wife, Monica, reside in Upper Arlington with their son, Cole, and daughter, Olivia.

Tim Leroy - Head Equipment Manager
Tim LeRoy joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as equipment manager prior to the inaugural 2000-01 season and has over 20 years of experience in professional hockey. He came to Columbus after spending six years with the Florida Panthers, most recently as the club's associate equipment manager.
The Kalamazoo, Michigan native began his career with the International Hockey League's Kalamazoo Wings as an assistant equipment manager from 1987-90. He then spent three years with the Kansas City Blades, San Jose's IHL affiliate, from 1990-93. LeRoy and his wife, Angie, and son, Kolter, reside in Westerville.

Naoto Goto - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Naoto “Nates” Goto joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as assistant athletic trainer in June 2012. Prior to joining the club, he spent seven seasons with the New York Islanders, including six as the assistant athletic trainer and one as the team’s massage therapist.
He arrived in New York after serving as the head athletic trainer for the Niagara University men’s ice hockey team from 1996-2005. During that time, he also worked with the Florida Panthers as an athletic trainer and was the tournament head athletic trainer for the 2003 Men’s NCAA Frozen Four Tournament held at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. His experiences also includes stints at Siena College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Arena Football League’s Albany Firebirds, as well as at the 1992 USA Cup Hockey Tournament and the summer Empire State Games from 1991-1996.
A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Goto received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Nippon Sports Science University in Tokyo, Japan and a master’s degree in physical education while completing the N.A.T.A. Approved Graduate Athletic Training Curriculum at Western Michigan University. He resides in Columbus.

Chris Strickland - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Chris Strickland joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as assistant athletic trainer in 2008 after spending the previous four years with the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club and was named the 2007 Colorado Rockies Player Developmental Man of the Year. His experience also includes five years in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks, as well as serving as the head athletic trainer with the Saint Paul Saints Baseball Club and in professional indoor lacrosse.
He is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he received a degree in kinesiology and biology with an emphasis in sports medicine. He earned a master's of science degree in rehabilitative services from The California University of Pennsylvania in 2009.
A nationally certified athletic trainer, he is a member of the NATA, the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association and was active in the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society from 2004-08. He and his wife Zenia are the parents of three daughters, Azul, Genesis and Cielo.

Jamie Healy - Asst. Equipment Manager
Jamie Healy has served as the assistant equipment manager for the Columbus Blue Jackets since prior to the inaugural 2000-01 season. Prior to coming to Columbus, he spent the 1999-00 season as equipment manager for the East Coast Hockey League champion Peoria Rivermen.
A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, he has also served as the equipment manager for the Alexandria Warthogs (WPHL, 1998-99) and Kalamazoo Wings (IHL, 1993-95). His family includes wife, Darlene, and sons, Garrett, and Brendan. The family resides in New Albany.

Jason Stypinski - Asst. Equipment Manager
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