Tim Abbott joined the Ice Bears ahead of the 2022-23 season and brings with him more than 30 years of equipment managerial experience in collegiate and professional sports.
He served as the Head Equipment Manager for the Adirondack Red Wings in the AHL from 1987-92 when Adirondack won two Calder Cups during that stretch in 1989 and 1992. He was then the Associate Equipment Manager for the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL from 1992-2006 where he was a part of three Stanley Cups in Hockeytown. He also spent time with the Allen Americans in the ECHL, where he served in the same role for six seasons. He has also served ECHL stints with Norfolk and Bakersfield. He spent the 2016 year as the Equipment Manager for Oakland University in Michigan.