No, not the same person from 50 Shades of Grey.
Dakota has been hanging around minor league hockey for 18 years now, spending most of that time period in the ECHL between while making pit stops in the now defunct Central Hockey League and International Hockey League.
Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, his love for hockey began with the ECHL’s Dayton Bombers. His parents took him to a Bombers game as an infant, and the rest is history that created a life dedicated to hockey. His family became instant season ticket holders and were there until the very end when the Bombers folded in 2009. Hockey fortunately stuck around in Dayton via the IHL/CHL with the reincarnation of the Dayton Gems, until they unfortunately folded as well in 2012. After that, Dakota headed 60 miles south of his hometown to join the Cincinnati Cyclones, whom he’s covered for The Sin Bin since TSB’s inception in 2015.
He also dabbed a bit into the playing game as he suited up for six seasons as a goaltender in the Troy Bruins organization from 2008-2014. There’s a reason they took away his goalie equipment and gave him a media pass. We’ll let you guess why.
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Website: Cincinnati Cyclones