In June 2007, Wasserman expanded its consulting and media and property capabilities by purchasing Raleigh, North Carolina-based OnSport. In 2004, Wasserman purchased 411 Productions and a few months later relaunched it as Studio 411, a sports entertainment film studio. Born in North Bay, Ont., Point was one of two goaltenders with the 2018 World Juniors team. Global News contacted agent J.P. Barry multiple times. They are unique in the NHL space, he said. "It's a great move by the Florida Panthers, and Wasserman Hockey will certainly miss him," Wasserman Hockey senior vice president Judd Moldaver said in a phone interview. I was not involved in any way with the alleged abuse, and, as far as I know, no one has ever suggested otherwise. Wasserman Media Group has made 3 investments. Marketing Agency. On Tuesday, after this article was already published, Johannson released a statement on The Sports Corporations Instagram account. Raddysh is represented by Wasserman Hockey. We creatively orchestrate connections between people & brands. Mike Liut at Octagon Hockey said: Boris has fully cooperated with the Hockey Canada investigation and will continue to provide that cooperation in any further investigation. Last summer, Sportsnet reported that the Flames had signed him to a three-year, $6.9-million contract.  Through that acquisition, Wasserman came to represent players including Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane, Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen, Tim Cahill, Jonathan Woodgate, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Heather O'Reilly, Wes Brown, Scott Parker, Jack Wilshere, Park Ji-Sung, Shay Given, Tim Howard and Emile Heskey. He was brought back up later that year and in 2021, signed a two-year contract with the team worth $5.6 million. , In March 2021, Wasserman acquired the North American Music division of the Los Angeles-based Paradigm Talent Agency. Last summer, he was acquired by the Los Angeles Kings in a trade. The Ultimate Source for Hockey Fans and Professionals. Global News has also reached out to the NHL Players Association but did not receive a response. & NHL (National Hockey League) . Click below to sign in. Our client list is pretty young. Wasserman Hockey executive vice president Markus Lehto, who took over many of Zito's clients at Acme World Sports when Zito became assistant general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets, said. It should be the last episodes. Given the ongoing investigations, I will not provide any further public comments.. When contacted by Global News on Thursday, London police said they could not comment. Weve got good young guys and really good guys on their entry-level deals and second and third contracts, and we got more coming. 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His statement on behalf of the six players denying any of the players were involved in the alleged sexual assault is above. Enjoying SportsPro content? According to the NHL, the Blues returned him to Sarnia in 2017-2018. We didnt recruit (in Europe) because you really need people on the ground all the time identifying teams at the appropriate ages and having connections with families, just like we do here. 2023 Leaders Group. That must have been 23, 24 years ago. doorbell camera captures stunning timelapse of thundersnow storm, told the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, Hockey Canada reopening investigation into sexual assault allegations, Ottawa freezing Hockey Canada funding amid firestorm over alleged sex assaults, Hockey Canada says players were not required to cooperate in 2018 sex assault probe, roster for the 2018 World Junior championship, was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2017, Sportsnet reported Batherson re-signed a contract, announced a commitment in partnership with Telus. Born in Ardrossan, Alta., Steel named Sherwood Park, Alta., as his hometown on his 2018 World Juniors team roster listing. Fabbro was born in Coquitlam, B.C., and played defence on the 2018 World Juniors, according to the roster. All rights reserved.The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Leaders Group. Wassermann is a medium-sized, owner-operated company with head office in Hamburg. Wasserman buys Top Value agency to build out European soccer business. Liverpool legend Roberto Firmino has offered himself to FC Barcelona through his agent, according to a report. Jeff Jackson - WASSERMAN Our 2009 Don Mills Flyers Atom team has been fortunate to work with Lisa over the last year both in a small group and a team setting. Global News contacted Quartexx Management and agent Paul Capizzano multiple times, along with reaching out to the Arizona Coyotes. Wasserman, a sports marketing and talent management company based in Los Angeles, has announced the acquisition of hockey agency, Acme World Sports. Orr Hockey currently represents over 30 current NHL players and up-and-coming prospects, according to its site. Jason Ranne, Wassermans executive VP and COO made the statement Hockey is a global sport and the Acme team excels at representing hockey players in both North America and Europe. Last summer, he signed a one-year deal with the Stars for which financial details are not disclosed. However, Timmins issued a statement through Quartexx Hockeyon July 18 following publication of this article denying his involvement in the incident. PuckPedia has these answers below. The move makes Wasserman, which has a large NBA and MLB player representation practice and represents some NFL players, including Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, a major player in hockey. The St. Louis Blues do not list media relations contacts on their website. Due to the sensitive and/or legal subject matter of some of the content on globalnews.ca, we reserve the ability to disable comments from time to time. moved to play for the Chicago Blackhawks earlier this year. The London police investigation was separate from the external probe conducted for Hockey Canada by Henein Hutchison. Award-winning original reporting, with in-depth profiles, timely research and expert opinions on the biggest issues and stories in sports business. Founded in 2002 with roots in sports and entertainment, Wasserman has evolved beyond those categories. Though his dreams of playing pro hockey . I cooperated fully with the initial Hockey Canada investigation and will continue to cooperate in any other investigations as required. Nils Bckstrm - International Sports Advisors Co., Inc. Robin Borg - Core . Hockey fans might recognize the Orr name, and if you assumed it was because of NHL legend Bobby Orr, you would be correct. The latest personnel hires and promotions, plus exclusive ratings and research from the sports industry. He met with the attorneys in person for an interview and answered all their questions.. Regarding questions to three agents about six players at Wasserman Hockey, Global News was contacted by Fenton. NHL unveils series of initiatives aimed to combat racism, accelerate inclusion The 39-year-old Peterson has a background as a player agent just like GM Bill Zito and fellow assistant Paul Krepelka.. Wasserman's talent roster comprises over 160 elite sportswomen, including over half of the US women's national soccer team, swimmer Katie Ledecky, American ice hockey star Hilary Knight. Follow Scott on Twitter @byscottpowers, Acmes staff includes, from left, Simo Niiranen, Pete Rutili, Markus Lehto, Brett Peterson and Joe Pinter. Its whats best for the players, said Lehto, who expects to have Wasserman offices in Chicago and Europe. Scott Powers is a senior writer for The Athletic covering the Chicago Blackhawks. They also add to their collection of agents, garnering years of experience and industry connections by joining forces with in this case Markus Lehto and his team. Last summer, he signed a two-year contract with the Coyotes. Last year, he signed a one-year contract with the team worth $1.2 million. And it might be only the beginning of an even bigger U.K. commitment to Ukraines rearmament. Following the publication of this article, Comtois published a statement about the allegations on Twitter. Kenyas sole electricity distributor cited a system disturbance as a possible cause for the blackout. Daily updates aggregating the stories and spin from more than 600 outlets across the globe. That is huge for us.. F1 and IndyCar start their seasons, the Rams partner with KAGR and Athletes Unlimited celebrates its anniversary with an expanded Nike partnership. Jackson said hes been talking with Ranne for more than a year and executives at the agencies really got to know each other before consummating the agreement. Global News contacted David Cowan with O2K Sports Management. Easily use PuckPedia data on your website or social media. On March 3, 2023, the media reported on suspected poison attacks affecting hundreds of girls at schools across several cities in Iran. Both the NHL and Hockey Canada are planning to investigate further, and while that is ongoing, Sam cant comment further, so please respect that process. No response has yet been received. While financial details do not appear to have been announced at the time, The Athletic reported the contract was worth $4.1 million. The following player agents are licensed and certified by SICO. In September 2021, he signed a two-year contract with the Blues for $5.6 million. I am prepared to cooperate with any additional investigations in the future if necessary, his statement added. Members of Parliament raised serious concerns about the allegations during that committee, citing their multimillion-dollar contracts with National Hockey League teams, and the chance they could coach young Canadians one day. A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox. Wasserman (formerly Wasserman Media Group) is a sports marketing and talent management company based in Los Angeles. Regardingquestions to three agents about six players at Wasserman Hockey, Global News was contacted by Fenton. Its not unreasonable now to imagine that many of the eight players subject to these gang rape allegations enjoy lucrative professional careers, said Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge to the committee. Matt Alese. At ORR, we help players reach their peak potential both on and off the ice. Sorry, something went wrong with the copy but here is the link for you. Facing a flight of sponsorship dollars over recent weeks, the organization announced in an open letter to Canadians on Thursday morning that it is reopening the investigation into the alleged sexual assault and it will be mandatory for all players on that team to participate. We're an independent fully integrated West Coast agency. No response was received. Dillon did not engage in any wrongdoing, and he cooperated fully with the independent London Police Service investigation in 2018, through which all players were then cleared of any wrongdoing., The statement continued: Naming Dillon or attempting to associate him in any way with alleged criminal wrongdoing, or alleging that he was not cooperative with the London Police or was unwilling to cooperate with Hockey Canada, will constitute materially false statements constituting defamation causing serious financial and reputational harm.. with the Devils last year. Spokane, Wash. Assistant General Manager of Hockey Operations Chris Moulton has been hired by the Wasserman hockey division as their Western Canada Player Recruitment and Development Advisor.Moulton had been with the Chiefs organization since 2005. The congressman supported new gun legislation after a school shooting in Uvalde, located in his district. No response has yet been received. Hockey Canada officials said in committee testimony on June 20 that police in London, Ont., were notified the day after Hockey Canada learned of the allegation in June 2018 but that the investigators did not determine the identities of the accused. We are thrilled to pair Wassermans global talent representation platform with their deep roster of veteran and next-generation talent., Lehto added: My goal has always been to offer the best possible representation for each individual client. Wasserman represents about 1,600 players and other sports talent globally, including soccer players, golfers, womens basketball players, action sports athletes and winter and summer Olympians in multiple sports as well as coaches and broadcasters. The Senators signed him for a three-year contract in 2017. Click on an agent to see the players and contracts they represent. Over the past decade, our clients have had tremendous success and we have had steady and continuous growth with them. . The Florida Panthers on Tuesday hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager, making him the first Black executive to hold that position in the NHL.