Forbes named CAA Hockey "the most valuable hockey practice in the world." We take great pride in representing the most prestigious talent in the game, and our ability to advocate for them at the negotiating table is unsurpassed.
Creating opportunities on and off the ice.
Committed to our clients' success.
CAA Hockey is a full-service agency that sees the big picture. Our outstanding track record negotiating contracts on behalf of the game's most exciting talent is matched by our expertise and uniquely powerful resources in endorsements, player development, philanthropy, event management, and social media strategy.
We recognize that lasting professional, financial and personal success depends on the strength of our client relationships. We are closely connected with all of our players and their families to understand their individual ambitions both on and off the ice, and develop the right strategies to realize them. And as part of CAA, the world's leading entertainment and sports agency, we are positioned to provide our clients meaningful connections and opportunities beyond traditional athlete representation.
A 360-degree approach.
Off the Ice
Our clients benefit from both the experience and industry reputation of the CAA Hockey team, and the entire CAA organization. We have formidable connections with NHL and team sponsors across all markets, and have solidified strong relationships with industry-leading brands and executives. CAA’s unparalleled resources help us not only create opportunities for our hockey clients in endorsements, pop culture, philanthropy, broadcasting, and beyond, but also provide a level of service for all off-ice matters that is second to none.
We have staff dedicated to working with our younger players and their families, both as advisors and agents, to implement individual development strategies. Our approach is holistic: we advise and assist with training, skills development, nutrition and mental preparation, and we educate families on their options and the best path to success, no matter the desired outcome.
The cornerstones of our development group are the annual CAA Hockey Summer Camps, where invited players experience an intense and in-depth week of on- and off-ice training that focuses on all aspects of their development and preparation. They leave with new friendships and a sharpened hockey sense, ready to take on the upcoming season.
CAA Hockey clients include many of the best players in the game:
Two-time NHL All-Star, Calder Memorial Trophy winner, World Junior championship silver medalist; first-round draft pick
World Junior Championship Gold Medalist; No. 2 overall draft pick
Hobey Baker Award Winner; World Junior Championship Gold Medalist; first-round draft pick
Four-time Stanley Cup champion; two-time Olympic gold medalist; three-time NHL All-Star; two-time winner of the Conn Smythe, Art Ross and Hart Memorial trophies; No. 1 overall draft pick
World Championship Silver Medalist; No. 3 overall draft pick
Two-time NHL All-Star; Olympic gold medalist; No. 3 overall draft pick
Three-time NHL All-Star, World Championship Bronze Medalist, 2nd overall Draft Pick
NHL All-Star; World Junior Championship gold medalist; first-round draft pick
Five-time NHL All-Star; first-round draft pick
No. 1 overall draft pick, World Junior Championship silver medal
Four-time NHL All-Star; World Junior Championship gold medalist; No. 4 overall draft pick
Three-time Stanley Cup champion; seven-time NHL All-Star; Conn Smythe Trophy winner; Hart Memorial Trophy winner; Art Ross Trophy winner; Olympic silver medalist; No. 1 overall draft pick
Two-time Stanley Cup champion; five-time NHL All-Star; Frank J. Selke Trophy winner; Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner; first-round draft pick
Two time NHL All-Star; First-round draft pick
NHL All-Star; Calder Memorial Trophy winner; No. 1 overall draft pick
Three-time Stanley Cup champion; four-time NHL All-Star; Conn Smythe Trophy winner; Hart Memorial Trophy winner; two-time Art Ross Trophy winner; No. 2 overall draft pick
World Championship silver medalist
First-round draft pick, two-time NHL All-Star
Two time NHL All Star, Calder Memorial Trophy winner, World Championship gold medalist, World Junior Championship silver medalist; first-round draft pick
World Championship Gold Medalist; No. 1 overall draft pick
World Junior Championship Bronze Medalist; 4th Overall Pick 2020 NHL Entry Draft
World Championship gold medalist; first-round draft pick
World Championship Bronze Medalist; World Junior Championship Silver Medalist
Four-time NHL All-Star; Olympic gold medalist; No. 1 overall draft pick
Three-time Stanley Cup champion; two-time Olympic gold medalist; four-time NHL All-Star; Conn Smythe Trophy winner; No. 3 overall draft pick
World Junior Championship Gold Medalist, first-round draft pick
Our clients' success speaks for itself.
Number of first-round draft picks
Number of All-Star selections
0Players in the 2021-2022 Stanley Cup Finals
0Art Ross Trophies
0Ted Lindsay Awards
The CAA Hockey team is the best in the business.
After a successful junior career and playing professionally in Europe, Pat became an agent in 1993, representing his friend Luc Robitaille. He has guided the careers of many of the world’s best players, negotiating landmark contracts and endorsement deals. With his partner JP Barry, Pat has built the premier hockey agency in the business.
As former legal counsel to the NHLPA, JP helped shape the legal landscape for NHL players. Since becoming an agent, JP has helped establish CAA Hockey as the most progressive and dynamic player agency in the industry. JP is one of the most respected agents in the business by both management and players alike.
Jen is currently Head of Operations, Marketing, and Client Management. Alongside her management role, she focuses on curating clients’ personal brands through partnerships, social media strategy and public relations. She came to CAA from the University of Michigan where she was a member of the women's D1 rowing team.
Ales, a former scout for the Ottawa Senators, joined CAA in 2007. Based in Prague, Ales recruits and manages careers of the most elite players hailing from the Czech Republic. He has built a successful client roster representing more than 80 players across Europe and the NHL.
Andre, former head coach and general manager in the QMJHL, has been involved at the highest levels of hockey for more than 40 years. Andre is a trusted advisor, guiding the careers of players from Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
Brad holds a Master of Business Economics degree from Brock University. Prior to joining CAA, Brad spent 4 years as the Director of Statistical Analysis for the Arizona Coyotes where he held a variety of responsibilities in player evaluation, pre-scouting NHL opponents, salary cap optimization, and the NHL Entry Draft. His primary responsibilities with CAA include contract research and client development.
Byron comes to CAA after a successful 21-year professional career. Playing across the NHL, AHL, and Europe, he brings invaluable experience and knowledge to CAA. He leads recruiting and player development in Western Canada.
Chris, an NHLPA-certified agent, came to CAA after coaching Bantam hockey in Minnesota and scouting in the USHL. Chris spends his time developing relationships with USHL and NCAA prospects and their families, as well as client management.
Claes is a trusted and respected advisor in both NHL and European hockey circles, guiding players in their transition between North America and Europe. He is a strong player advocate, with two decades of experience in recruitment, management, and contract negotiations on behalf of Swedish clients.
Claire, a graduate of the University of Michigan, joined CAA Hockey in 2022 after working in Corporate Partnerships for the Detroit Pistons. Claire assists Pat Brisson and coordinates day-to-day operations for our global staff.
With an MS in Sport Management from Texas A&M, Dave has been involved in Toronto minor hockey for more than a decade. He played in Europe, winning the Austrian League title and representing Italy at the World Championships. He develops and manages clients, specializing in injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Rizz, an NHLPA-certified agent, graduated from Michigan State, where he won a national championship as a member of their hockey team. His primary roles include client management for many of our NHL clients and recruiting young American prospects.
Derek, a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), joined CAA Hockey after working for the Colorado Avalanche and CAA’s Global Client Strategy division. Derek works on behalf of our NHL clients sourcing marketing deals and architecting entrepreneurial opportunities.
Dominic is a former QMJHL coach and general manager. During his time with the Val D’or Foreurs and Drummondville Voltigeurs, he helped both teams to President’s Cup victories. He was also named GM of the year two years in a row. At CAA he recruits and develops players from Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
Dominique is a client manager working with players on their marketing, branding, and social media strategy. Previously, she worked for the LA Kings, specializing in marketing and social media. She was captain of the women’s ice hockey team at Trinity College and stays involved on the ice with local youth hockey programs.
Hannah holds a Master of Professional Communication from Royal Roads University. In addition to her work on the client marketing and management team, she coordinates events including the NHL Draft and multiple prospect development camps. Previously, Hannah worked in media relations for Olympic Broadcasting Services.
Jake, a graduate of Adelphi University, began his career in the CAA Speakers department. He works on behalf of our NHL and NIL clients sourcing marketing opportunities and maintains clients’ personal and professional information for the division.
Jim, the former Director of Player Development for the Toronto Maple Leafs, joined CAA in 2016. Prior to CAA, he worked for the Bruins, Marlies, and Monarchs, among others. As our Director of Player Development, he oversees the development of all clients, ranging from young prospects to AHL and NHL clients.
Jim, an NHLPA-certified agent, has spent the past two-plus decades working on all aspects of client representation. His primary roles include contract negotiation, preparation of arbitration cases, and medical and insurance issues.
Johan, a Swedish certified agent, joined CAA Hockey in February 2021 after 10 years of experience as an agent. His primary roles include recruiting Swedish players and client management.
Laura is CAA Hockey’s General Counsel. A California licensed attorney since 2007 and an NHLPA certified player agent since 2010, she advises on business and legal affairs, focusing on off-ice endorsements, insurance, immigration, intellectual property and NIL matters. Laura is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association.
Mark has been an NHLPA-certified agent since 2002, following a successful 17-year career in Germany, which included appearances in two winter Olympics. He deals in contract negotiations, client management and recruiting.
Matt is a graduate of the Western Hockey League with prior experience in player development. He went on to have a successful eight-year professional hockey career in Germany. Matt deals with on and off-ice player development, client management, and recruiting.
Matt is an NHLPA-certified agent and graduate of Western Michigan University. He joined CAA in 2018 after working for USA Hockey’s National Team Development program as the Brendan Burke intern. With a focus on recruiting and player development, he also assists with NHL player management and contract negotiations.
Max, a graduate of UW-Whitewater, joined CAA after ten years of NHL scouting experience with the Winnipeg Jets. He previously worked as Director of Player Personnel for the Chicago Steel of the USHL and the Janesville Jets of the NAHL. His primary role includes player recruitment and development.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he played on the Division 1 Ice Hockey Team and earned a Sports Management degree. He was an amateur scout for the San Jose Sharks before he was an assistant coach with the San Jose Barracuda. An NHLPA-certified agent, Mike focuses on recruiting, player development, and contract negotiations.
Peter, an NHLPA-certified agent, has earned the respect of both players and club executives for his passion and dedication to his clients. Peter recruits and manages our Swedish clients.
Wes is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he majored in communications and business management. During his time at PSU, he was also a member of the men’s soccer team. He assists Jen Kardosh with all aspects of client management and division operations.