Kyle Rogers - Forward
2016 Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame inductee
Toledo Walleye (2009-2015)
Born: December 20, 1984
Archival video footage courtesy of WGTE Public Media
When the Erie, PA native retired following the 2014-15 season, Kyle Rogers retired as the Toledo Walleye all-time leader in games played (319), goals (69), assists (108) and points (177). He was also captain of the Walleye for three of its first six seasons, becoming the face of the franchise, as well as its leader on the ice.
Kyle developed his skills and built up his passion for the game of hockey playing for Georgetown, Collingwood and Buffalo of the Ontario Junior Hockey League between 2000 and 2005. That led to an offer to play at Niagara University. Playing at Niagara for three seasons between 2005 and 2008, Kyle played in 97 games, scored 18 goals with 22 assists. In 2008, Kyle left college and become a pro hockey player.
After wrapping up the 2007-08 season at Niagara, Kyle appeared in two games with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL. He then spent the next two years in Toronto, appearing in 138 games, scoring 9 goals and adding 12 helpers. His path as a pro would then bring him to playing T-Town Hockey.
In 2010-11, Kyle played in one game with Grand Rapids before coming to Toledo where he would play the next five seasons in a Walleye uniform. He also had a brief stint with St. John’s in 2011-12.
In Toledo, Kyle would captain the Walleye between 2011 and14, helping to guide the team into the playoffs in 2013, as well as being part of the 2014-15 Brabham Cup Championship team which made it to the Eastern Conference Finals of the playoffs.