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

On To The Next One: Jake Gardiner

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman, Jake Gardiner, is in the final year of his three-year entry-level deal.  It should thus come as no surprise that the former Wisconsin Badger recently swapped agents as he nears a new contract this upcoming off-season.  Whether it is the NHL, NFL, or any of the

Six Questions With Octagon Hockey Player Agent Allan Walsh

The following “Six Questions” short interview with Allan Walsh, NHL Player Agent with Octagon Hockey, was conducted by Belmont University Law School student and aspiring sports/entertainment agent Mark J. Burns.  Connect with Allan on Twitter. 1. You merged your original agency with Octagon Hockey in 2004. What motivated that decision, and how

Six Questions With NHLPA Player Agent Ian Pulver

The following “Six Questions” short interview with Ian Pulver, NHL Player Agent and Co-Founder of The Will Sports Group, was conducted by Belmont University Law School student and aspiring sports/entertainment agent Mark J. Burns. Connect with Ian on Twitter and Linkedin. Visit his website here. 1. When did you realize that you

On To The Next One: Roberto Luongo

Veteran NHL goalie Roberto Luongo is on to the next one.  He recently terminated his agency contract with Gilles Lupien and signed with J.P. Barry and Pat Brisson of CAA Hockey. The timing of the switch of agents (and the fact that Luongo changed agents at all prior to eventual retirement --

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