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2012 NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference

What: 2012 NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference

When: June 21 – 23, 2012

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown and Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

The 2012 NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference is an opportunity to network and gain valuable insight into a variety of sports business careers from those working at the highest level in hockey. This event will offer unique panel discussions, as well as question & answer periods designed to advance the knowledge of every participant. This sports business conference includes diverse panels including marketing, management, athlete representation, scouting, player personnel, media and broadcasting, and sports career strategies. The NHL Draft is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors and more than 500 print, television, and radio media members to the Pittsburgh area.  Registration is limited to the first 200 people. This event has sold out in past years, drawing attendees from all over North America.

Speakers include:

  • Harry Sinden, Boston Bruins  former long-time general manager, coach and president
  • Jim Benning, Boston Bruins, Assistant General Manager
  • EJ Hradek, Sr Reporter for NHL Network/ Host, NHL Live!
  • Ryan Kennedy, Associate Senior Writer for The Hockey News
  • Don Reynolds, NHL Agent, Uptown Sports Management
  • Todd Reynolds, NHL Agent, Uptown Sports Management
  • Rob Rossi, Pittsburgh Penguins Beat Reporter – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • Dana Sinclair, Toronto Maple Leafs & Anaheim Ducks Sports Psychologist
  • Jim Prince, Rinknet Scouting
  • Denis McCarroll, Rinknet Scouting
  • Tavis MacMillan, Winnipeg Jets US Amateur Scout
  • Brian Werger, USHL Director of Communications
  • Mike Johnston, WHL Portland Winterhawks GM & Head Coach
  • Travis Green, WHL Portland Winterhawks Asst. Coach
  • Manny Schmidt, NHL Agent
  • Ron Mathurin, Vice President at STEVA Sports Software
  • Mike Oke, OHL Peterborough Petes Manager of Player Personnel
  • Dean Fedorchuk, former Straubing Tigers & Kassel Huskies, German Elite League Head Coach (DEL)
  • Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Sports Management Worldwide President
  • And many more…

Cost: $200-$275 and includes a Thursday night welcome reception, lower bowl level draft tickets to all seven rounds of the NHL Draft, Friday networking lunch,  official name badge, attendee packet, and all conference sessions. College credit for both graduate and undergraduates is available.

For more information on the 2012 NHL Draft Sports Career Conference visit Sports Management Worldwide.  Questions contact [email protected] or 1-877-SMWW-Now (503-445-7105).

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.