Creating opportunities on and off the ice.

CAA Hockey

About CAA Hockey

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.
 

What We Do

A 360-degree approach.

Contract Negotiation

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.

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.

Player Development

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:
Mathew Barzal
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Mathew Barzal

Two-time NHL All-Star, Calder Memorial Trophy winner, World Junior championship silver medalist; first-round draft pick

Matty Beniers
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Matty Beniers

World Junior Championship Gold Medalist; No. 2 overall draft pick

Jamie Benn
Jamie Benn
Jamie Benn

Cole Caufield
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Cole Caufield

Hobey Baker Award Winner; World Junior Championship Gold Medalist; first-round draft pick

Sidney Crosby
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Sidney Crosby

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

Pierre-Luc Dubois
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Pierre-Luc Dubois

World Championship Silver Medalist; No. 3 overall draft pick

Matt Duchene
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Matt Duchene

Two-time NHL All-Star; Olympic gold medalist; No. 3 overall draft pick

Jack Eichel
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Jack Eichel

Three-time NHL All-Star, World Championship Bronze Medalist, 2nd overall Draft Pick

Filip Forsberg
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Filip Forsberg

NHL All-Star; World Junior Championship gold medalist; first-round draft pick

Claude Giroux
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Claude Giroux

Five-time NHL All-Star; first-round draft pick

Jack Hughes
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Jack Hughes

No. 1 overall draft pick, World Junior Championship silver medal

Quinn Hughes
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Quinn Hughes

Seth Jones
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Seth Jones

Four-time NHL All-Star; World Junior Championship gold medalist; No. 4 overall draft pick

Patrick Kane
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Patrick Kane

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

Anze Kopitar
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Anze Kopitar

Two-time Stanley Cup champion; five-time NHL All-Star; Frank J. Selke Trophy winner; Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner; first-round draft pick

Nathan MacKinnon
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Nathan MacKinnon

NHL All-Star; Calder Memorial Trophy winner; No. 1 overall draft pick

Evgeni Malkin
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Evgeni Malkin

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

Jonathan Marchessault
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Jonathan Marchessault

World Championship silver medalist

David Pastrnak
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David Pastrnak

First-round draft pick, two-time NHL All-Star

Elias Pettersson
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Elias Pettersson

Two time NHL All Star, Calder Memorial Trophy winner, World Championship gold medalist, World Junior Championship silver medalist; first-round draft pick

Owen Power
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Owen Power

World Championship Gold Medalist; No. 1 overall draft pick

Morgan Rielly
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Morgan Rielly

World Championship gold medalist; first-round draft pick

John Tavares
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John Tavares

Four-time NHL All-Star; Olympic gold medalist; No. 1 overall draft pick

Jonathan Toews
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Jonathan Toews

Three-time Stanley Cup champion; two-time Olympic gold medalist; four-time NHL All-Star; Conn Smythe Trophy winner; No. 3 overall draft pick

Trevor Zegras
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Trevor Zegras

World Junior Championship Gold Medalist, first-round draft pick

CAA Hockey by the Numbers

Our clients' success speaks for itself.

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Outstanding Achievements

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    Players in the 2018-2019 Stanley Cup Finals
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    Ted Lindsay Awards
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The CAA Hockey team is the best in the business.
Pat Brisson
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Pat Brisson

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.

JP Barry
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JP Barry

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 Kardosh
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Jen Kardosh

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 Volek
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Ales Volek

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 Ruel
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Andre Ruel

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.

Bayne Pettinger
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Bayne Pettinger

Bayne brings a wealth of experience to CAA from his time at Hockey Canada, where he led team services for many international tournaments. He provides support both on and off the ice, and many players across the NHL lean on Bayne for guidance throughout their careers.

Byron Ritchie
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Byron Ritchie

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 LaCombe
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Chris LaCombe

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 Elefalk
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Claes Elefalk

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.

Colby Denesuk
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Colby Denesuk

Colby is a graduate of Rhodes College. After beginning his CAA career in the Los Angeles mailroom, he transitioned to the hockey division, assisting Pat Brisson and coordinating day-to-day operations for our global staff.

Dave Nicoletti
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Dave Nicoletti

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.

Dee Rizzo
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Dee Rizzo

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 McKenna
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Derek McKenna

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 Ricard
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Dominic Ricard

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 DiDia
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Dominique DiDia

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 Lawrie
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Hannah Lawrie

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 Lublin
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Jake Lublin

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.

Janne Lahti
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Janne Lahti

Janne worked for the Finnish National team and became a Finnish certified agent nearly a decade ago, before joining CAA Hockey in 2017. He recruits and guides the careers of Finnish-born players across Europe and North America.

Jim Hughes
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Jim Hughes

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 Nice
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Jim Nice

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 Altberg
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Johan Altberg

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 Neary
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Laura Neary

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 Mackay
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Mark Mackay

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 Mackay
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Matt Mackay

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 Williams
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Matt Williams

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.

Peter Werner
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Peter Werner

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 Bergevin
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Wes Bergevin

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.