SMWW Conference Hits The City Of Brotherly Love For 2014 NHL Draft

The Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference makes its way to the City of Brotherly Love for the 2014 NHL Draft as Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home of the Philadelphia Flyers, becomes the center of the hockey universe June 26–28, 2014. The conference will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown…

Six Questions With Rick Curran, NHLPA Agent At The Orr Hockey Group

The following “Six Questions” short interview with Rick Curran, NHLPA Agent of The Orr Hockey Group, was conducted by Belmont University Law School student and aspiring sports/entertainment agent Mark J. Burns. 1. When did you first realize you wanted to become a sports agent?  As a follow up, how did you obtain your first client? Ironically,…

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 has it helped your…

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 wanted to enter the…

Hockey Agent Prefers That His Clients Choose The NHL Over The KHL

Last week I focused the discussion on an agent’s fiduciary duties to his/her clients in the Sport Agency Management course I teach at Indiana University.  Part of that discussion highlighted the fact that an agent must put his/her interests behind those of the clients, and sometimes, that means forfeiting potential commissions based on a client’s…

2013 NHL Entry Draft Overview And Picks

The following is a guest contribution from Niko de Jonge. The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is taking place this coming Sunday at the Devils home rink in Newark, New Jersey.  The NHL draft usually is split up between two days, with the first round taking place on prime time television on day 1, while the…