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hugehockeyfan88 03-04-2009 12:06 PM

NHL Player Agents
 
I was wondering who are the big name agents? Who are the Crosby and Ovechkin of agents? Is there a site where you can see who players agents are?

Snoil11 03-04-2009 12:42 PM

Scroll down:
http://www.nhlpa.com/Agents/

Teemu 03-05-2009 11:32 AM

Bill Zito is the Ryan Hollweg of agents

IrGuy 03-08-2009 08:31 PM

i'm guessing J.P Barry would be one of them.

pitseleh 03-08-2009 09:17 PM

The guys at CAA Sports (Pat Brisson, JP Barry) and Newport Sports (Don Meehan, Pat Morris) represent a ton of players and many of the big names.

RangerBoy 03-08-2009 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by hugehockeyfan88 (Post 18340870)
I was wondering who are the big name agents? Who are the Crosby and Ovechkin of agents? Is there a site where you can see who players agents are?

Ovechkin doesn't have an agent.He fired Don Meehan and hired his mother

Crosby and Malkin as represented by the team of Pat Brisson and JP Barry.Mike Barnett was Barry's former partner but he left the business to Barry when he became the Coyotes GM.

Meehan's agency has many clients.His partner is Pat Morris

http://www.thehockeyagency.com/index2.html

Meehan/Morris or Brisson/Barry are the top hockey agents

The other big agency is Octagon which is Larry Lelly,Mike Luit,Allan Walsh and Ben Hankinson.Lightning GM Brian Lawton used to work for Octagon.Kings capologist Jeff
Solomon sold his firm to Octagon with Hankinson taking over the client base.

Those are the big boys.

Gump Hasek 03-09-2009 06:41 AM

Don Baizley of Winnipeg represents players such as Sakic, Kariya, Selanne, Forsberg...

LadyStanley 03-09-2009 09:42 AM

Joe Thornton is represented by his brother. (I know that Sharks' prospect Logan Couture is also.)

Section311 03-09-2009 11:58 AM

I think Bobby Orr is Marc Staal's agent

RangerBoy 03-09-2009 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Section311 (Post 18431465)
I think Bobby Orr is Marc Staal's agent

The agency is called The Orr Hockey Group but there are many agents who work for the company.Rick Curran is the top agent for them.The Staal boys are represented by Paul Krepelka who works for the agency.

SJeasy 03-09-2009 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Gump Hasek (Post 18429083)
Don Baizley of Winnipeg represents players such as Sakic, Kariya, Selanne, Forsberg...

Add Marleau to the Baizley group.

Rough count says that Meehan and Thun have had the most holdouts over the last few years. Not a shot at them, just a reflection of negotiating policies.

cassius 03-09-2009 09:27 PM

http://www.nhlpa.com/Agents/Agent.asp?AgentId=8776

is this real? look at his credentials

Oblivion 03-10-2009 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by cassius (Post 18443034)
http://www.nhlpa.com/Agents/Agent.asp?AgentId=8776

is this real? look at his credentials

He apparently represents both Dany Sabourin and J.P Dumont.

LadyStanley 03-10-2009 12:51 PM

Was at doctor's office today and read about 2/3rds of article in the March 2, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated on Bobby Orr. A number of aspects of his player agent "work" discussed.

Parents "never" refuse to take his call (or an offer to meet face to face). :sarcasm:

Section311 03-11-2009 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by RangerBoy (Post 18432633)
The agency is called The Orr Hockey Group but there are many agents who work for the company.Rick Curran is the top agent for them.The Staal boys are represented by Paul Krepelka who works for the agency.

thanks

jessebelanger 03-11-2009 11:05 AM

It's my understanding that player agents don't really do a whole lot in the contract drafting process for many players, as the bulk of player contracts are set out in the CBA's "standard player contract". It's kind of like "fill in the blank".

The actual negotiation of terms process is where an agent would come in handy, but there seems to be a trend of top players turning to family/friends to do that negotiation (lebron, ovie, thornton) - perhaps the negotiation isn't that difficult for a guy like Lebron who knows he's going to get max money either way..

Where these guys get in trouble, though, is with endorsements. Having your mom try to draft a contract for an endorsement with pepsi, or review a contract pepsi has drawn up, probably isn't the best idea..


anyone with any experience in this? and how difficult is it to get certification for these leagues?

SJeasy 03-11-2009 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jessebelanger (Post 18471557)
It's my understanding that player agents don't really do a whole lot in the contract drafting process for many players, as the bulk of player contracts are set out in the CBA's "standard player contract". It's kind of like "fill in the blank".

The actual negotiation of terms process is where an agent would come in handy, but there seems to be a trend of top players turning to family/friends to do that negotiation (lebron, ovie, thornton) - perhaps the negotiation isn't that difficult for a guy like Lebron who knows he's going to get max money either way..

Where these guys get in trouble, though, is with endorsements. Having your mom try to draft a contract for an endorsement with pepsi, or review a contract pepsi has drawn up, probably isn't the best idea..


anyone with any experience in this? and how difficult is it to get certification for these leagues?

There is another thread on HF about salary arbitration.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=85135

Here is an arbitration transcript:
http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=16113

The comparables are out there for the players and the NHLPA helps all players and agents in gathering them. You might find it interesting to peruse the statistics kept at NHLPA.com to get an idea of all of the statistical categories that are used in determining salary. It is particularly noteworthy that rank within the team as well as within the league is kept as a statistic. It likely is to help players whose teams play a more defensive style.

With the info provided, it is possible for a player to represent himself and may be less of a hardship than you imagine. The GMs are very well aware of the statistical comparables. There were quotes some ways back where Doug Wilson implied that he used the same statistics that would be used in arbitration in regular negotiations.

I agree that agents would be more than helpful on the endorsement side.

On agent certification, here is the link at NHLPA.com.
http://nhlpa.com/Agents/

hockeywhiz 03-13-2009 02:31 PM

How did you know which players that agents are representing?

Morris Wanchuk 03-13-2009 03:23 PM

Who did Burke work for before joining the Nucks?

TheRedressor 03-14-2009 03:57 PM

Nobody pointed out Patrik Stefan yet?

Oblivion 03-14-2009 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TheRedressor (Post 18528093)
Nobody pointed out Patrik Stefan yet?

I believe I read he was a player agent in another thread and that he represents mostly Czech players.

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Stefan is working as an American based agent. Among his clients are Rozsival, Prospal, Dvorak and many others. He belonged to Rich Winter´s agency, but they parted ways.

RangerBoy 03-16-2009 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Morris Wanchuk (Post 18513261)
Who did Burke work for before joining the Nucks?

Burke's partner was Bob Goodenow.Burke had his own company based in Boston.The Rangers always played Sunday night games at the Garden. Burke would drive down from Boston to watch the games and visit his clients.

Brett Hull was their name client.Burke was already in VAN when Hull became Hull in St.Louis.


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