Chris Scoppetto, who in 2021-22 completed his 25th season as an NHL equipment manager, is serving as an equipment manager for the 2022 U.S. Men’s National Team.
He has supported U.S. teams as equipment manager at the IIHF Men’s World Championship on three previous occasions, including for the 2019, 2017 and 2011 U.S. Men’s National Teams.
Scoppetto recently finished his sixth season with the New Jersey Devils, including the last five as the team’s head equipment manager.
The Hamden, Connecticut, native joined the Devils after an eight-year run as head equipment manager for the Florida Panthers.
Scoppetto’s NHL career began in 1997-98 as assistant equipment manager for the Arizona Coyotes for two seasons, before filling a similar role for six campaigns with the Nashville Predators. He then spent three seasons with the Detroit Red Wings as assistant equipment manager and earned a Stanley Cup ring with the Wings in 2008.
Scoppetto attended Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in exercise science.