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D.J. Jones MS, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: 815-986-6465

The 2015-16 season is DJ’s 10th campaign with the IceHogs and ninth with the Chicago Blackhawks as the head athletic trainer for their AHL affiliate.

D.J. obtained his bachelor’s degree in sports medicine and athletic training from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 2003, and went on to complete his masters degree in exercise physiology from Ithaca College in 2005 while serving as a graduate assistant in the athletic training department. During his educational years Jones also worked in emergency medicine.

DJ has served for several successful athletic programs including the SUNY Brockport men’s soccer and women’s gymnastics teams, both of which captured their respective league and conference titles in 2002 & 2003, the Ithaca College women’s crew team national championship in 2005, and the Rockford IceHogs UHL Colonial Cup Title in 2007. During the Chicago Blackhawks 2010 & 2013 Stanley Cup Championship seasons, Jones, together with IceHogs Strength & Conditioning Coach Shane Lawson and Head Equipment Manager Russ Holden, were responsible for the teams’ “Black Aces.”

Jones’ responsibilities include the overall coordination of medical care, therapeutic interventions, and injury management. Jones is also responsible for the development and coordination of the Rockford IceHogs Medical Network.

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DJ and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Rockford.


Hockey Operations