- Dana Heinze
Dana Heinze was the first ECHL equipment manager to advance to the National Hockey League when he was hired by the New Jersey Devils in 1992 after four seasons with his hometown Johnstown Chiefs. He later returned to Johnstown for three seasons from 1995-98 before heading to Detroit of the International Hockey League for one season, and eventually, back to the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2000-01. Heinze captured four Stanley Cup titles over his career, winning titles with Tampa Bay (2004) and Pittsburgh (2009, 2016, 2017). He retired following the 2021-22 season.