King named CCM Hockey ECHL Equipment Manager of the Year

The ECHL announced on Thursday that Dakota King of the Gwinnett Gladiators is the 2014-15 recipient of the ECHL Equipment Manager of the Year Award, presented by CCM Hockey.

The winner is determined in a vote of the league’s equipment managers and athletic trainers. CCM Hockey recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of ECHL equipment managers and will award King a CCM gift card in honor of his achievement.

King recently completed his second year as the head equipment manager for the Gladiators after spending eight seasons as a locker room assistant. He also serves as the assistant clubhouse manager for the Gwinnett Braves and was the head equipment manager for the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League in 2012.

ECHL Equipment Manager of the Year

2015 Dakota King Gwinnett Gladiators
2014 Billy Higgins
Wheeling Nailers
2013 Adam Dexter
Orlando Solar Bears
2012 Ryan Martin Greenville Road Warriors
2011 Mike Burkhead Alaska Aces
2010 Ben Laing Stockton Thunder
2009 Pat Noecker Reading Royals
2008 Pat Noecker Reading Royals
2006 Chris Burke Fresno Falcons
2005 John Jennings Florida Everblades
  Russ Holden Reading Royals
2004 John Krouse Pensacola Ice Pilots
2003 Tom Severane Charlotte Checkers