Hockey Agent Darren Ferris Creates Definitive Hockey Group

According to Liz Mullen of SBJ, hockey agent Darren Ferris has created Definitive Hockey Group and had brought several other agents with him, most recently Murray Kuntz, formerly of CAA Hockey. Kuntz’s split with CAA was “mutual and made sense for us [both parties]” according to Pat Brisson, CAA Hockey co-head. It is unknown if…

Octagon Hockey and GONGSHOW Launch Original Content Series: The Road

Per a press release from the company, with less than 70 days till the 2016 NHL Draft, Octagon Hockey, a leading global hockey representation agency, and GONGSHOW, the world’s most innovative Lifestyle Hockey Apparel company, have created an original content series, The Road. A six-episode series, The Road follows the path of eight top hockey prospects preparing and training for…

Junior Hockey Players Launch Class Action Lawsuit Against Canadian Hockey League

The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League, is facing legal scrutiny as the subject of an unprecedented class action lawsuit alleging that the organization and its…

NHL Player Jack Johnson Initiates Legal Battle

The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. Jack Johnson, an assistant captain with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, is suing his business manager and real estate broker for allegedly orchestrating a lending arrangement where Johnson’s $30.5 million player contract was…

Roc Nation Sports Ready To Drop The Mitts And Fight For Clients In The NHL

The following is a guest contribution from Matt Tympanick, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law Class of 2015. Salve Regina University Class of 2012. According to Sports Business Journal, Roc Nation Sports, a full service Sports Management Agency founded by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is likely about dive into the final big four sport, hockey….

On To The Next One: Max Pacioretty

Sometimes when star athletes have breakout seasons, those individuals jump ship to bigger sports agencies that can offer a heightened level of services.  Similarly, those more well-known agencies — more times than not — have a larger footprint in their respective sport, and as a result, can leverage not only their name but also their…