According to Liz Mullen of SBJ, CAA Hockey has brought on three NHL players: Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli (previously represented by Newport Sports), Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (SMG Sports Management Group) and Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault (4Sports & Entertainment). These players will be represented by a team of agents led by Pat Brisson and J.P. Barry.
These signings are the icing on the cake for CAA Hockey, which has had a very successful past several weeks. In June’s NHL Draft, the agency represented or advised eight first-round picks including center Auston Matthews, the number one overall pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, the third overall pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The draft success is nothing new to agent Pat Brisson, who has represented the number one overall pick six times. The eight-first rounders is a record for the group, according to Brisson. The firm typically represents five or six first-round selections.
Although overshadowed by NBA Free Agency, CAA Hockey made a splash of their own during NHL Free Agency negotiating $275 million in contracts and extensions. These deals include three of the four most lucrative contracts on the first day of the signing period: Kyle Okposo’s 7-year/$42 million deal with the Buffalo Sabres, Andrew Ladd’s 7-year/$38.5 million deal with the New York Islanders, and Loui Eriksson’s 6-year/$36 million deal with the Vancouver Canucks.
In reflecting on the success over the past several weeks, Brisson said that they have been some of the most rewarding of his 23-year career.