Edmonton Oilers

Breaking down the Edmonton Oilers agency representation for 2023–24

It’s been quite an interesting summer for the Edmonton Oilers from a contract standpoint.

The big moves saw the team extend Evan Bouchard to a two-year extension after some rather lengthy negotiations while Ryan McLeod narrowly avoided arbitration. These types of situations happen all the time in the NHL as both the player and GM are talked about as if they are locked in a room and tasked to hammer out the finer details of a contract by themselves.

Of course, this isn’t the case. Just about every NHL player has an agent to go through this process and to carry the bulk of the negotiations. Who a player has as their agent can significantly change the type of contract that is awarded and can, in turn, have a major impact on the type of career that a player ends up having.

While Bouchard and McLeod’s agents have had a busy summer, Connor McDavid was forced to change representation due his former agent, Jeff Jackson, becoming the new CEO of Hockey Operations with the Oilers.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s take a look at the representation that everyone in the Oilers organization is currently with.

NHL regulars and their representation


PlayerYears remaining / expiry statusAgentAgency
Connor McDavid3 / UFAJudd MoldaverWasserman Hockey
Leon Draisaitl2 / UFAAndy ScottOctagon Athlete Representation
Zach Hyman5 / UFATodd ReynoldsRaze Sports
Evander Kane3 / UFADan MilsteinGold Star Sports Management
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins6 / UFARick ValetteOctagon Athlete Representation
Warren Foegele1 / UFAJoseph ResnickTop Shelf Sports Management LLC.
Ryan McLeod 2 / RFAJoseph Resnick Top Shelf Sports Management
Mattias Janmark1 / UFAPeter WallenAlterno Global Management LLC.
Derek Ryan 2 / UFADerek Ryan Represents himself
Connor Brown1 / UFADavid GagnerWasserman Hockey
Dylan Holloway1 / RFABlake RobsonDynasty Hockey Group


PlayerYears remaining / expiry statusAgentAgency
Darnell Nurse7 / UFA Paul CapizannoQuartexx Management
Mattias Ekholm3 / UFA Kurt OverhardtKO Sports Inc.
Evan Bouchard2 / RFADavid Gagner Wasserman Hockey
Cody Ceci2 / UFA J.P. BarryCAA Sports LLC.
Brett Kulak 3 / UFAGerry JohannsonThe Sports Corporation
Philip Broberg1 / RFADarren Ferris Quartexx Management
Vincent Desharnais1 / UFAPhilippe LecavalierQuartexx Management


Players Years remaining / expiry statusAgentAgency
Stuart Skinner3 / UFAJ.P. BarryCAA Sports LLC.
Jack Campbell4 / UFAKurt OverhardtKO Sports Inc.

There are a few interesting things to take note of when looking at Edmonton’s agent representation. The first of which is that there are a few players who share the same agent. J.P. Barry, Dave Gagner, and Kurt Overhardt are in a three-way tie as they each represent two players on Oilers. Barry ranks at the top of the list of Oilers agents in total value of active NHL contracts across the league with $714.4M.

The most popular agency, however, is Wasserman Hockey and Quartexx Management. The latter of which seems to have a good hold on the Oilers defensive group with all of Darnell Nurse, Philip Broberg, and Vincent Desharnais being signed on.

Perhaps the most interesting agent of the bunch is Judd Moldaver, who took over McDavid’s representation this summer but also serves as Auston Matthews’ agent. A unique thread to tie together two of the league’s most exciting players.

AHL and prospects

Now, NHL players aren’t the only ones who need player agents. Here’s a look at some representation seen down in Bakersfield and the Oilers prospect pool.


PlayerYears remaining / expiry statusAgentAgency
Jayden Grubbe3 / RFAKevin EppTitan Sports Management Inc.
Carl Berglund2 / RFAMatt KeatorWin Hockey Agency
Gregg McKegg1 / UFADavid Gagner Wasserman Hockey
Brad Malone1 / UFAMatthew OatesO2K Worldwide Management Group LLC.
Seth Griffith1 / UFAPaul CapizannoQuartexx Management
Raphael Lavoie1 / RFAPhilippe LecavalierQuartexx Management
Tyler Tullio2 / RFACameron StewartKO Sports Inc.
Xavier Bourgault2 / RFAPhilippe LecavalierQuartexx Management
James Hamblin1 / RFARick Valette Octagon Athlete Representation
Drake Caggiula 2 / UFAJustin Duberman Achieve Sports Management
Lane Pedersen2 / UFAJason Davidson Thunder Creek Professional Player Management
Carter Savoie 1 / RFAGerry JohannsonThe Sports Corporation
Matvei Petrov3 / RFADaniel Milstein Gold Star Sports Managment


PlayerYears remaining / expiry statusAgentAgency
Markus Neimelainen1 / UFAMark Gandler & Todd DiamondInternational Sports Advisors Co. LLC.
Cam Dineen 1 / UFAMichael CurrenOrr
Philip Kemp2 / RFAJordan Neumann & George BazosEdge Sports Management
Ben Gleason2 / UFAPaul CapizannoQuartexx Management
Maximus Wanner3 / RFAGerry JohannsonThe Sports Corporation
Noel Hoefenmayer1 / RFAAllain Roy RSG Hockey LLC.


PlayerYears remaining / expiry statusAgentAgency
Olivier Rodrigue1 / RFAPat BrissonCAA Sports LLC.
Ryan Fanti1 / RFAJordan Neumann & George BazosEdge Sports Management
Calvin Pickard1 / UFARitchie WinterRaze Sports

Not much to delve into for the minor league player representation. I found the two-agent system that some players employ is a bit unique, but to be entirely honest, I am not well-enough versed in the legal field to really know if that is in fact an unusual thing.

Quartexx Management continues to have a hold on the organization as they represent four additional players in the Oilers system on top of the three that they represent at the NHL level.

Olivier Rodrigue must be paying good money to have Pat Brisson represent him as he is currently one of two agents in hockey whose current contracts have a value that exceeds a $1B.

Photo by Curtis Comeau/Icon Sportswire

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