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Andy Hosler - Head Athletic Trainer
Andy Hosler enters his sixth season as the Predators Head Athletic Trainer and 12th with the organization in 2018-19. Hosler has been a certified athletic trainer for the last 15 years, 13 of which have been spent in professional hockey.

In his role as Head Athletic Trainer, Hosler manages the health and rehab of players throughout the Nashville organization. He served as Nashville's assistant athletic trainer for six seasons from 2007-13 before assuming the head role for the 2013-14 campaign.

Prior to joining the Predators, the Monroe, Mich. native spent two seasons as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. Hosler earned a master's degree in kinesiology at Michigan State University while serving as a graduate assistant, working with the Spartan wrestling and football teams during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. Hosler earned his bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University, working across the athletic department spectrum from gymnastics to football.

Hosler is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, licensed Athletic Trainer through the state of Tennessee and certified Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting. He also holds a membership through the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainer's Society.

Hosler resides in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife, Elizabeth and sons Henry and Fritz.

Pete Rogers - Head Equipment Manager
Pete Rogers enters his 21st season as Head Equipment Manager of the Nashville Predators in 2018-19. He is responsible for the everyday equipment needs of all the players as well as coordinating the 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.

Rogers served as the Equipment Manager for the U.S. Men's National Team in his second Olympic Games at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi after having first done so in Torino in 2006. He has also represented his country in six IIHF World Championships (1999-2002, 2005, 2013), most recently in Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland in 2013 where Team USA earned a bronze medal. He's also served as the United States' equipment manager at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 2004 Deutschland Cup in Germany.

Rogers continues to serve on the executive board of the Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SPHEM) after serving as President from 2012 - 2018. The host of their annual conference at Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in 2016, Rogers worked his 2,000th professional game as an equipment manager in Nashville's 2014-15 regular-season finale on April 11, 2015 at Dallas. The "Original Predator" has been behind the bench for all 1,524 regular-season and 105 playoff games the team has played, including his 1,000th game with the Predators on November 12, 2011. Rogers was the Head Equipment Manager for the Eastern Conference All-Stars at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas, and handled all equipment logistics, and served as Head Equipment Manager for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville.

Prior to joining the Nashville organization in July 1998, the SUNY Brockport graduate spent eight seasons as the Equipment Manager and Director of Team Travel for the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Rogers also 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.

Dj Amadio - Asst. Athletic Trainer

Jeff Biddle - Asst. Athletic Trainer
Jeff Biddle enters his sixth season as an assistant athletic trainer and massage therapist for the Nashville Predators in 2018-19. Prior to joining the Predators, Jeff was an athletic training intern for the Buffalo Sabres during the 2012-2013 season.

Biddle received his education from Mercyhurst University, acquiring a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training (2011) and Masters Degree in Exercise Science (2012). During his time there, he worked season-long rotations with the Erie Otters of the OHL, Mercyhurst Lakers men's hockey team (NCAA Division I), along with various other sports.

Biddle is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and licensed Athletic Trainer through the state of Tennessee. Additionally, he holds membership through the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainer's Society.

Jeff resides in Nashville, Tenn., with his wife, Rachel

Jeff Camelio - Asst. Equipment Manager
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