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Darcy Tucker Creates Turning Point Sports Management

There is about to be a new hockey agent, and there is nothing typical about his background.  Darcy Tucker played 14 seasons in the NHL prior to making the announcement that he will be starting a new career representing those who have aspirations of performing at a professional level.

In an ESPN report, Pierre LeBrun says that Tucker retired and decided to become an agent at least partly because he wants to finally put his wife and three kids ahead of his career.  Perhaps he should think about pursuing a different profession in that case.  A 9-5 job guarantees at least a few hours a day with family.  An agent’s job is anything but 9-5.

Tucker was drafted in the sixth round of the 1993 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.  In his hockey career, he also played with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Colorado Avalanche.

His new sports agency is called Turning Point Sports Management, and includes his former agent, Carlos Sosa in its management team.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.