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Paragon Sports Consulting: Redefining Player Advising

Colby Drost is the Founder and President of Paragon Sports Consulting. We recently had the opportunity to discuss his career, what led him to create hiscompany, and how COVID-19 has affected his business. Drost founded Paragon Sports Consulting to help players navigate amateur hockey and pursue the goal of playing at the highest levels. He […]

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Striking Oil: CAA Hockey Lands Star Defenseman Tyson Barrie

Hockey agent tycoon, Pat Brisson, added another key player to his client list, Tyson Barrie. Barrie, 29, recently signed a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers earlier this offseason. Barrie is coming off the abbreviated NHL season, due to COVID-19, in which he collected 39 points, 5 goals and 34 assists for the […]

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Book Reviews Hockey Sports Agents

Ryan Minkoff of 83, LLC Set To Release New Book November 1st

“After every meal you just get up and leave. Do you have a deal with the owner?” “No, it’s in my contract,” replied Ryan Minkoff. “You asked for free meals in your contract? I signed so quickly that I didn’t ask for a single thing; I thought they would cut me if I asked for […]

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Hockey Sports Business

Wasserman Has Acquired Hockey Agency, Acme World Sports

Wasserman, a sports marketing and talent management company based in Los Angeles, has announced the acquisition of hockey agency, Acme World Sports. The announcement was officially made in late June. Wasserman already being the second most valuable sports agency continues to make moves to maintain its standing. Acme has players in both Europe and North […]

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2112 Hockey Agency’s New Division Focused On Bringing Overseas Talent to NCAA

Darryl Wolski of 2112 Hockey Agency announced via press release the newly formed College Hockey Family Advisor, a new division aimed at assisting elite players and their families from overseas as they take the next step in their hockey career in North America. College Hockey Family Advisors, CHFA, is focused on providing guidance to overseas […]

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Wasserman Launches Hockey Division

Per a company press release, Wasserman has acquired significant interest in Orr Hockey Group LLP, launching a hockey practice for the leading global sports and entertainment agency. Wasserman and Orr Hockey Group LLP will manage the careers of dozens of hockey players, including the likes of former number one overall NHL draft picks Connor McDavid […]

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CAA Hockey Signs Three Players

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Recap: SMWW 2015 NHL Career Conference

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Sports Management Worldwide annual NHL Career Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Attendees got the opportunity to hear from everyone involved in the hockey business from media to general managers and then attended the actual NHL Draft in Sunrise, Florida. There were two agent panels, one […]