D.J. Jones MS, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
The 2021-22 season is DJ’s 16th with the IceHogs and 15th with the Chicago Blackhawks. DJ completed his bachelor’s degree (physical education, sports medicine/athletic training) from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 2003, and his master’s degree (exercise physiology, biomechanics) from Ithaca College in 2005.
DJ joined the Rockford IceHogs for the 2006-2007 season and was part of the Colonial Cup Championship during the team’s final season in the United Hockey League. DJ is a member of the NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association) NYSATA & IATA (New York & Illinois State Associations) ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), ASEP (American Society of Exercise Physiologists), and PHATS (Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society) He currently sits on the American Hockey League PHATS Executive Committee serving as secretary. DJ’s responsibilities include the coordination of medical care, therapeutic rehabilitation, nutritional support, and injury prevention. DJ is also responsible for the development and coordination of the Rockford IceHogs medical network working alongside IceHogs Chief Medical Advisor & Team Orthopedic Physician, Dr. Geoff Van Thiel of Ortho Illinois.