2019 Hockey Career Conference at the NHL Draft 

When Vancouver, BC becomes Hockeytown!

June 20-22, 2019

Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena home of the Vancouver Canucks

Every June the NHL Entry Draft sets the future of hockey in motion as a global onslaught of talented stickmen discover the next move of their career. But the success stories coming out of Vancouver aren't limited to the young men in pads, those attending the Sports Management Worldwide NHL Draft Career Conference will be setting the stage for their career growth in the hockey industry too.

Our annual NHL Draft Hockey Career Conference provides people of all ages with a desire to work in professional hockey insight and exposure they can't get anywhere else:

  • Network with hockey executives
  • Receive career guidance from hockey insiders 
  • Discover who is hiring and what you need to know to get hired
  • Connect with other hockey career-minded individuals
  • Learn strategies to catapult your career to the next level
  • Ask questions of hockey executives, scouts, media members and more
     

But the benefits don't end there – conference registration includes lower bowl tickets to both days of the NHL Draft!

 

 

Why You Should Attend the 2019 NHL Draft Career Conference

This 2-day event will offer unique panel discussions and Q & A sessions with some of the biggest names in the world of hockey. All attendees will also have the opportunity to network with hockey industry insiders who are deeply connected to the sport. 

"Attending the SMWW NHL Career Conference opened doors to opportunities I wouldn't have known about otherwise," says Brittany Wong, Broadcast Media student at Ryerson University and Conference attendee. "The wide range of industry professionals provided something for everyone, from scouting to marketing and business operations – this conference has it all."

If you want to start a career in hockey or advance your current one, attending the SMWW NHL Draft Career Conference is the move you need to make. Find out who is hiring and for what roles, network with hockey executives, and learn strategies to catapult your career to the next level.

"Our NHL Draft Career Conference provides an invaluable opportunity for attendees to learn about careers in the NHL while networking with some of the biggest names in the industry," says Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President of Sports Management Worldwide. "Agents, GM's, Directors of Player Personnel and Marketing Executives all will be present, meeting and speaking with attendees. This is a unique event!"

Past conference speakers have included team executives like the Calgary Flames Brian Burke and Detroit Red Wings Ken Holland, powerful sports agents like Pat Brisson and Rick Curran, media members like NHL Network Senior Reporter EJ Hradek, head coaches, personnel executives, scouts and more.

"SMWW gets the best speakers year after year, who are all able to speak with confidence and experience regarding a wide variety of topics in the hockey industry. Every moment at the conference was time well spent," confirms Dylan Skubel, Ontario Minor Hockey Association Referee and Linesman.

Hockey careers start with Sports Management Worldwide, and our annual NHL Draft Career Conference is a great way to get introduced to the people behind the scenes that make the game great.

"If you are thinking about a career in hockey, SMWW is a cutting-edge program that offers you the training, skills, vital networking, mentoring, and hockey specific training that will assist you in breaking in or advancing your career in professional hockey. They have hundreds of graduates now working at all levels of the game," says Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations, Brian Burke.

 
 

Information about the Event:

Information will be updated as it becomes available. SMWW is assigned space at the Draft by the NHL after they make accommodations for the draft picks, NHL executives, and NHL teams staff. 


Thursday, June 20th, 2019 7:00pm- 9:00pm:
SMWW Welcome Reception (Optional) 
(2019 Information to follow. Here is a preview of 2018 to have an idea of what to expect.) 

Join hockey executives, SMWW Staff, and hockey conference attendees at the historic Wilson Building at the Press Box Grill. This is a fantastic way to kick off the 2019 NHL Draft with over 24 Texas beers on tap and Texas-made liquors. 

Cash bar and light appetizers. Enjoy the taste of Texas in this local favorite cowboy sports bar. (Near the famous Dallas landmark, the 30 foot Giant Eyeball!) The Welcome Reception is optional...but you really shouldn't miss it!

 

 


Friday, June 21st, 2019  | 9:00am-5:00pm
Hockey Career Conference
Location to be announced in Vancouver, BC

The Hockey Career Conference will be held at the NHL Draft Headquarters. This conference puts you in the heart of the action prior to the first pick.

This is a day filled with executive panels, discussions about the business of hockey and Q&A periods with those working at the highest level of professional hockey. Includes a networking lunch. See the sample agenda below.
 
Friday, June 21st, 2019  |  7:00pm
Round 1 of the 2019 NHL Draft held in Rogers Arena, Home of the Vancouver Canucks
Conference registration includes lower bowl tickets to both days of the NHL Draft.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019  | 10:00am  
Rounds 2-7 of the 2019 NHL Draft held at Rogers Arena, Home of the Vancouver Canucks
Conference registration includes lower bowl tickets to both days of the NHL Draft. 

 

I would highly recommend to anyone with a goal of pursuing a career in professional hockey that they give serious consideration in attending the NHL Draft Career Conference which is absolutely an incredible value for the return on the investment.
- Patrick Edwards, International Scouting Services - Hockey Scout

Where is the SMWW NHL Draft Career Conference?

NHL Draft Career Conference will be held:  
Location to be announced in Vancouver, BC

NHL Draft Career Conference Welcome Reception will be held:
Location to be announced in Vancouver, BC
2019 NHL Entry Draft will be held:
Rogers Arena, Home of the Vancouver Canucks

NHL Draft Career Conference Registration Includes:

Seeing major events first hand is a great way to improve your industry knowledge and connection. That is why we have included one ticket to both days of the 2019 NHL Draft as part of your conference registration. Being able to experience a live event like the NHL Draft is exciting and rewarding!

All of the tickets we distribute are in the lower bowl (100 level) and grant access to all 7 rounds. Tickets will be distributed at conference check-in on Friday. Additional tickets are not available. Additional conference materials include:

  • Thursday night Welcome Reception
  • Friday Networking Lunch
  • SMWW Name badge and credentials
  • Registration packet including conference agenda and speaker biographies
  • Admission to all conference sessions

 

 

Registration Now Open:

Conference Registration includes:  

  • Name badge & credentials
  • Registration packet
  • All conference sessions Friday (in the NHL headquarter hotel!)
  • Friday Networking Lunch
  • Thursday Night Welcome Reception
  • Tickets to the NHL Draft both days (100 level tickets)
 

General Admission: $200

College Students, Faculty & SMWW Alumni: $150

Team, Agency Employees & SMWW Agents: $175

 

** Please note, conference fee does not include hotel accommodations

Walk-up registrations will not be accepted. Please register online in advance.

 

2019 Hockey NHL Career Conference Agenda 
This is a copy of the 2018 agenda. A similar agenda will be sent out for 2019 within the month prior to the event.

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
7:00pm-9:00pm SMWW Welcome Reception

Press Box Grill (half mile from the NHL HQ Hotel)
1623 Main Street, Dallas Texas 75201


Friday, June 21st, 2019 
7:30am-5:00pm  SMWW Hockey Career Conference

The Fairmont Dallas Hotel - Regency Ballroom, Level 2
1717 N Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

7:30 am: Coffee

8:15 am: Opening Remarks 
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Sports Management Worldwide President and Founder

8:30 am: The Business of Hockey
Moderator: Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Sports Management Worldwide PresidentNicole Lee, NHL Director Integrated Marketing
Grady Raskin, Dallas Stars Vice President, Corporate Partnerships 

9:30 am: On - Air with...
Moderator: Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Sports Management Worldwide PresidentEJ Hradek, NHL Live Host
John Shannon, Sportsnet Sportscaster
Gary Lawless, Vegas Golden Knights Insider

10:15 am: Identifying the Next Big Star
Moderator: Mike Oke, OHL Peterborough Petes General ManagerRyan Bowness, NHL Pittsburgh Penguins Professional Scout
Doug Marshall, CVS Analytics Chief Analyst
Scott Vargas, Iceberg Hockey

11:30 - 1 pm: Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - Team Management at the Highest Levels
Moderator: Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Sports Management Worldwide PresidentBill Zito, NHL Columbus Blue Jackets GM and USA Men's National Hockey Team GM
Reagan Carey, USA Women's National Hockey Team GM

2:00 pm - The Player/Agent Relationship
Moderator: Mike Oke, OHL Peterborough Petes General ManagerHarkie Singh, Uptown Hockey NHLPA Agent
Ty Dellandrea, 2019 NHL Draft Prospect

3:00 pm - The Business of Minor League Hockey
Moderator: Dino Caputo, WHL Tri-Cities Americans ScoutMike Oke, OHL Peterborough Petes General Manager, SMWW Faculty
Trevor Whiffen, OHL London Knights Governor
Matt Canavan, ECHL Allen Americans President and GM

4:00 pm - Player Safety and League Operations
Moderator: Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Sports Management Worldwide PresidentPatrick Burke, NHLPA Senior Director Player Safety
Damian Echevarrieta, NHL Group Vice President, Player Safety and Hockey Operations
George Parros, NHLPA Director Player Safety

4:45pm - How to be Next Year's Success Story Justin Shemie, Concordia University Men’s Hockey Team Head Scout
Jeff Baidoo, NHL Minnesota Wild Account Executive, SMWW Alum

5:00 pm - Closing remarks with Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and Mike Oke

6:30pm - First Round of the NHL Draft & Fan Fest
Tickets included with registration!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

9 am - 1 pm: Rounds 2-7 of the NHL Draft & Fan Fest
Tickets included with registration!

 

NHL Draft Information:

For those of you who have never experienced the NHL draft live, it is fascinating! 

The National Hockey League is the lone sports league without war rooms at team offices, instead, teams bring their entire personnel staff right to the draft. Each team brings their GM, top player personnel executives and their scouts, all the key decision makers for each team will be right in front of you!

Imagine watching the top 600 NHL executives on the arena floor making decisions for their teams that will affect years of hockey. This is a must-attend event for any hockey fan.

 

What else is there to do in Vancouver, BC?


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What airport should you fly into?

Vancouver International Airport, 25-minute drive from Downtown Vancouver, BC. 

 

Where should you stay?

SMWW Conference attendees are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre will host the Hockey Career Conference. There are numerous hotels nearby, however, SMWW does not have any representation with respect to any such properties. Here are a few suggestions:

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (Conference Hotel) 
1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9, Canada
+1 604-331-1000

Samson Vancouver
1018 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L5, Canada

Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Ctr.
1100 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6, Canada
+1 604-669-7070

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown
1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2, Canada
+1 604-684-2151

The Burrad
1100 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y7, Canada
+1 604-681-2331

Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5, Canada
+1 604-687-0575

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa Vancouver
845 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1V1, Canada
(800) 663-0666

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K6, Canada
+1 604-682-5511

O Canada House Bed & Breakfast
1114 Barclay St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1H1, Canada
+1 604-688-0555

Landis Hotel & Suites
1200 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W2, Canada
+1 604-681-3555

Ramada by Wyndham Vancouver Downtown
1221 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M6, Canada
+1 604-901-4933

Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Vancouver Downtown
1176 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L8, Canada
+1 604-688-8701

HI Vancouver Central
1025 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4, Canada
+1 604-685-5335

Comfort Inn Downtown
654 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6K4, Canada
+1 604-605-4333

Moda Hotel
900 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9, Canada
+1 604-683-4251

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6, Canada
+1 604-684-3131

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
+1 604-689-9333

Kingston Hotel
757 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A6, Canada
+1 604-684-9024

L'Hermitage Vancouver
788 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 778-327-4100

The Westin Grand, Vancouver
433 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L9, Canada
+1 604-602-1999

OPUS Vancouver
322 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5Z6, Canada
+1 604-642-6787

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel
838 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6A2, Canada
+1 604-689-8033

the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection
45 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada
+1 604-676-0889

Hampton Inn & Suites
111 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2A8, Canada
+1 604-602-1008

Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
180 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4P4, Canada
+1 604-681-2211

YWCA Hotel Vancouver
733 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, Canada
+1 604-895-5830

Georgian Court Hotel
773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, Canada
+1 604-682-5555

Hotel Blu & Residences Vancouver
177 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2A8, Canada
+1 604-620-6200

Directions to the Conference hotel From Vancouver International Airport (YVR):

  • Take Grant McConachie Way E to Granville St in Vancouver
  • Continue on Granville St to Davie St
  • Continue on Davie St. Drive to Hornby St (continue to hotel on left) 

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate transportation: Limousine Service; on request
Estimated taxi fare: 31 CAD (one way)
Subway service, fee: 9 CAD (one way)

Parking at Conference hotel: 
On-site parking, fee: 5 CAD hourly, 30 CAD daily
Valet parking, fee: 33 CAD daily
All fees quoted are daily and do not include taxes.

 
 

Check Out Our Photos From The 2017 Conference In Chicago!

Past Speakers (2019 speakers to be announced at a later date)

Note: Due to Team Meetings, speakers are not guaranteed and will change. The closer we get to the date, the more accurate the schedule becomes as executives do not yet know their team meeting schedules. Keep coming back to this agenda to see the most recent additions all the way up to draft day!

Past Speakers Have Included:

Ken Holland, Detroit Red Wings, General Manager and Executive Vice President
Reagan Carey, USA Women's National and Olympic Team General Manager
E.J. Hradek, NHL Network Host
Bill Zito, Columbus Blue Jackets Asst. General Manager
Ryan Bowness, Pittsburgh Penguins Professional Scout
Brian Burke, Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Sports Management Worldwide, President
Rick Curran, NHL Agent, Orr Hockey Group
Gordie Clark, New York Rangers, Director of Player Personnel
Chris Snow, Calgary Flames, Director of Video and Statistical Analysis
Patrick Burke, NHL Director of Player Safety
Michael Schuckers, Co-Founder, Statistical Sports Consulting
Neil Glasberg, PBI Sports and Entertainment, President
Mike Oke, Peterborough Petes, General Manager
Rick McLaughlin, Texas Stars, President/General Manager
Harkie Singh, Uptown Sports Director of Player Development
Cameron Lizotte, Peterborough Petes Defenseman & NHL Draft Prospect
William Boll, Quantum Pro Hockey, Chief Operations Officer
Adelyn Biedenbach, Florida Panthers Digital Media & Communications
Dino Caputo, Tri-Cities Americans, (WHL)Regional Scout, SMWW Faculty
Marc-Andre Dumont, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, GM /Head Coach
Serge Payer, NHL Agent
Barclay Parneta, Tri-Cities Americans Head Scout & Prospect Development Coach
Zoran Rajcic, Everett Silvertips Executive VP and Asst. GM
Lisa Hollenbeck, WHL Portland Winterhawks Director of Hockey Administration
Rob Rossi, Pittsburgh Tribune Lead Sports Columnist
And many more…
And more...

Other Speakers by Year

2017

 

  • John Ferguson: NHL Boston Bruins Exec. Dir. Player Personnel and GM Providence Bruins
  • Trevor Whiffen: OHL London Knights Governor
  • Mike Oke: OHL Peterborough Petes GM
  • Ryan Bowness: NHL Pittsburgh Penguins Professional Scout
  • Wendell Young: AHL Chicago Wolves GM
  • Burton Lee: OHL Peterborough Petes, Exec. Dir. Business Ops.
  • Nicole Lee: NHL Director Integrated Marketing
  • Sara Bailey: NHL Chicago Blackhawks Dir. Corporate Partnerships
  • Lisa Hollenbeck: WHL Portland Winterhawks Director of Hockey Admin.
  • Manny Schmidt: NHLPA Agent
  • Matt Keator: NHLPA Agent
  • Eustace King: NHLPA Agent
  • EJ Hradek: NHL Live Host
  • Julie Stewart-Binks: ESPN Reporter
  • John Shannon: Sportsnet.ca Sportscaster
  • Dino Caputo: WHL Tri-City Americans Scout
  • Mike Johnston: WHL Portland Winterhawks Head Coach and GM
  • Barclay Parneta: WHL Tri-City Americans Asst. GM
  • James Boyd: OHL Ottawaa 67’s GM
  • Ari Kaplan: Scoutables President, Analytics Expert
  • Drake Berehowsky: Statstrack Founder, ECHL Orlando Solar Bears HC
  • Bob Teofilo: Synergy Sports Technology Manager of Hockey Products and Services
  • Bryan Campbell: Detroit Red Wings Dir of Stat’s Analysis and Hockey Admin.
  • Bill Guertin: The 800-Pound Gorilla CEO

 

2016

 

  • Brian Burke: NHL Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations
  • Patrick Burke: NHL Director of Safety
  • John Shannon: Sportsnet.ca Sportscaster
  • EJ Hradek: NHL Live Host
  • Rick Curran: Orr Hockey Group NHL Agent
  • Kelly Friesen: PPI Hockey Vice President & Yahoo! Sports
  • Burton Lee: OHL Peterborough Petes, Exe. Dir. Business Operation
  • Mike Sundheim: NHL Carolina Hurricanes VP of Communications
  • Christine Joseph: NHL Buffalo Sabres Vice President of Human Resources
  • Trevor Whiffen: OHL London Knights Governor
  • Dave Brown: OHL Erie Otters GM
  • Roger Shannon: QMJHL Moncton Wildcats Dir. Of Hockey Operations/Scouting
  • Mike Oke: OHL Peterborough Petes GM
  • Graham Beamish: NHL Buffalo Sabres Pro Scouting Coordinator
  • Bob Teofilo: NHL Arizona Coyotes Director of Hockey Operations and Analytics
  • Zac Urback: OHL Mississuaga Steelheads Hockey Club Coordinator of Hockey Analytics
  • Drake Berehowsky: Statstrack Founder, Former Coach of the OHL Sudbury Wolves
  • Mar Appleby: ProScout Hockey Solutions Architect, Founder and President

 

2015

 

  • Brian Burke: Calgary Flames President of Operations
  • Patrick Burke: NHL Director of Safety
  • Ryan Bowness: Winnipeg Jets, Mgr. of Hockey Operations and Team Services
  • Gordie Clark: New York Rangers, Director of Player Personnel
  • Chris Snow: Calgary Flames, Director of Video and Statistical Analysis
  • Michael Schuckers: Co-Founder Statistical Sports Consulting
  • Drake Berehowsky: Statsrak Founder, Former NHL Player, Professional Hockey Coach
  • Rick Curran: NHL Player Agent, Orr Hockey Group
  • Ken Holland: Detroit Red Wings, Executive VP & GM
  • EJ Hradek: NHL Live Host
  • Adelyn Biedenbach: Florida Panthers, Coordinator of Digital Media & Communications
  • Rob Rossi: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Lead Sports Columnist
  • Dino Caputo
  • Marc-Andre Dumont: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, GM & Head Coach
  • Barclay Parneta: Tri Cities Americans Head Scout & Prospect Development Coach
  • Neil Glasberg: PBI Sports and Entertainment, President
  • Serge Payer: NHL Player Agent
  • Harkie Singh: Uptown Sports, Director of Player Development
  • Zoran Rajcic: WHL Everett Silvertips Executive VP and Asst. GM
  • Mike Oke: OHL Peterborough Petes GM
  • Lisa Hollenbeck: WHL Portland Winterhawks Director of Hockey Administrations
  • William Boll: COO Quantum Pro Hockey

 

2014

 

  • Brian Burke: Calgary Flames President of Operations
  • Tracey Corderio: Manager, Agent Certification and Team Tours NHLPA
  • Andy Scott: NHL Agent
  • Eric Cornel: NHL Draft Prospect
  • Jennifer Bullano: Pittsburgh Penguins Sr. Director of Communications
  • Zoran Rajcic: WHL Everett Silvertips Executive VP
  • Ken Holland: Detroit Red Wings GM & EVP
  • EJ Hradek: Sr. Reporter for NHL Network
  • Nicole Lee: NHL Manager, Integrated Marketing
  • Marc Appleby: PowerScout Hockey President
  • Dustin Nielson: Host of Neilson & Fraser
  • Mike Johnston: GM and Head Coach WHL Portland Winterhawks
  • Kyle Gustafson: WHL Winterhawks Asst. Coach
  • Lisa Hollenbeck: WHL Portland Winterhawks Exec. Asst. of Hockey Operations
  • Dino Caputo: Tri City Americans Scout
  • Mike Oke: OHL Peterborough Petes GM
  • Scott Carroll: CCHL, Director of Scouting and Recruitment
  • Manny Schmidt: Link Management International President and NHLPA Certified Agent

 

2013

 

  • Jon Christiano: Buffalo Sabres Dir. Of Pro Scouting
  • Joe Favorito: Communications & Strategic Marketing Professional
  • Chris Botta: Sports Business Journal & New York Times, NHL Writer
  • Pat Brisson: NHLPA Certified Agent
  • Ken Holland: Detroit Red Wings, GM and EVP
  • Jim Price: Rinknet Scouting, President
  • Trevor Whiffen: London Knights Governor & Memorial Cup Chairman
  • Brian Burke: Anaheim Ducks Advisor & Scout, former Toronto Maple Leafs GM
  • Szymon Szemberg: International Ice Hockey Federation
  • Mike Oke: OHL Peterborough Petes GM
  • Dino Caputo: Tri City Americans Scout
  • Mike Johnston: Portland Winterhawks GM & Coach
  • Kyle Gustafson: Portland Winterhawks Asst. Coach
  • Travis Green: Portland Winterhawks Asst. Coach
  • Lisa Hollenbeck: Portland Winterhawks Executive Asst.

 

2012

 

  • Jim Benning: Boston Bruins, Asst. GM
  • Jeff Gorton: New York Rangers Asst. GM
  • Don Reynolds: Uptown Sports Agency
  • Tom Lynn: Veritas Hockey
  • Manny Schmidt: Link Management International
  • Todd Reynolds: Uptown Sports Agency
  • EJ Hradek: SR. Reporter for NHL Network
  • Ryan Kennedy: Associate Senior Writer for the Hockey News
  • Rob Rossi: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Penguins Beat Reporter
  • Travis MacMillian: Winnipeg Jets, Amateur Scout
  • Den Fedorchuk: Straubing Tigers & Kassel Huskies, German Elite League Head Coach (DEL)
  • Brain Werger: USHL, Director of Communications
  • Wade Klippenstein: Prince George Cougars Asst. GM
  • Mike Johnston: Portland Winterhawks GM & Head Coach
  • Travis Green: Portland Winterhawks Asst. Coach
  • Jim Price: Rinknet Scouting
  • Dennis McCarroll: Rinknet Scouting
  • Brandt Berglund: XOS Technology
  • Ron Mauthrin: Steva Hockey

 

2011

 

  • Brian Burke: Toronto Maples Leaf’s GM
  • Bill Robertson: Minnesota Wild, VP
  • Skip Prince: USHL Commissioner
  • Brian Lawton: Tampa Bay Lightening GM
  • Dave Schwartz: Minneapolis TV Sportscaster
  • Mike Rand: Minneapolis State Tribune Asst. Sports Editor
  • Steve Nash: Integrity Sports
  • Matt Keator: NHLPA Certified Agent and Family Advisor
  • Scott Mayfield: NHL Draft Prospect
  • Mike Johnston: Portland Winterhawks GM
  • Kyle Dubas: Sault Ste Marie GM
  • Trevor Whiffen: London Knights Governor
  • Dean Fedorchuck: International Coach

 

2010

 

  • Bob Miller: LA Kings Broadcaster
  • EJ Hradek: ESPN & NHL Network
  • Larry Brooks: New York Post Beat Writer & Columnist
  • Trevor Whiffen: London Knights Governor
  • Wade Klippenstein: Prince George Cougars Assistant GM
  • Mike Johnston: Portland Winterhawks GM/Coach
  • Zoran Rajcic: Everette Silvertips Director of Business Ops
  • Travis MacMillian: Atlanta Thrashers Amateur Scout
  • Mike Oke: Peterborough Pete Dir. Of Player Personnel
  • Mike Pilon: Endeavor Sports Group President
  • Dino Caputo: Tri City Americans Scout
  • Don Reynolds: Uptown Sports Management President
  • Kyle Dubas: Uptown Sports Management & youngest NHLPA Certified Agent
  • Tracie Jones-Anaheim: Duck Director of Marketing
  • Chris McGowan: LA Kings Senior VP, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Jon Lowe: LA Kings Senior Director, Marketing & Promotions
  • Pat Edwards: International Scouting Services Scout
  • Ryan Colville: LA Kings Video Coordinator
  • Jeff Monahan: LA Kings Officer Coordinator & Season Ticket Service Executive

 

2009

 

  • Brian Burke: Toronto Maple Leafs GM
  • Patrick Burke: Philadelphia Flyers Scout
  • Harry Sinden: Former Boston Bruins GM
  • Trevor Whiffen: London Knights Governor
  • Rick Olczyk: Edmonton Oilers Assistant GM
  • Tom Lynn: Former Minnesota Wild Asst. GM
  • Matt Keator: NHLPA Certified Agent
  • Mike Lee: 2009 Draft Prospect
  • Chris Kreider: 2009 Draft Prospect
  • David Branch: OHL Commissioner
  • Gilles Courteau: QMJHL Commissioner
  • Jim Mill: AHL Executive VP
  • Mike Oke: International Scouting Services, Chief Executive Scout
  • EJ Hradek: ESPN
  • Howard Berger: The Fan 590
  • Ryan Kennedy: The Hockey News, Writer & Editor
  • Rob Rossi: Pittsburgh Tribune, Sports Writer
  • Jeff Twohey: OHL Peterborough Petes GM
  • Warren Rychel, OHL Windsor Spitfires GM
  • Trevor Whiffen, OHL London Knights Governor
  • Charles Henry, QMJHL Gatineau Olympique GM
  • Dave Andrews: AHL, President
  • Ron Mathurin: Steva, President
  • Jim Price: Rinknet, President

 

2008

 

  • Brian Burke, General Manager, Anaheim Ducks
  • Jim Benning, Director of Player Personnel, Boston Bruins
  • Tim Cranston, Certified NHL Agent
  • Paul Henry, NHL Scout
  • Matt Ebbs, General Manager, International Scouting Service
  • Jim Price, President and Founder, RinkNet
  • Dennis McCaroll, Program Suport Specialist, RinkNet
  • Tavis MacMillan, Atlanta Thrashers Hockey Ops
  • Patrice Cormier, Prospective 2008 Draft Pick, Rimouski Oceanic
  • Ron Mathurin, President, Steva Hockey
  • Don Reynolds, Uptown Sports, Certified NHL Agent
  • Mike Oke, International Scouting Services Scout

 

2007

 

  • Brian Burke: Anaheim Ducks, GM
  • Dave Nonis: Vancourver Canucks, GM
  • Doug Armstrong: Dallas Stars, GM
  • Chris Keeney: Columbus Crew, Vice President of Ticket Sales
  • Dave Robinson: Hamilton Bulldogs, Corporate Sales Executive
  • Joseph Cote: Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Clippers Executive, Director of Season Ticket Sales
  • Tim Cranston: Certified NHLPA Agent
  • Patrice Cormier: Prospective 2008 First Round NHL Draft Pick
  • Jim Benning: Boston Bruins. Director of Player Personnel
  • Matt Ebbs: International Scouting Services, GM
  • Jim Price: RinkNet, President and Founder
  • Dennis McCaroll: Rinknet, Program Support Specialist
  • Travis MacMillian: University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Former HC
  • Paul Henry: Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Scout

 

 
 

Scholarships For the NHL Draft Career Conference Are Available

SMWW will award a limited amount of full and partial scholarships for each SMWW Career Conference. You must be 18 years or older to be considered. If interested, fill out an application, submit your resume and a one-page letter explaining why you should receive a scholarship to: info@smww.com.

Scholarships do not include lodging or airfare. Those who have completed an SMWW training program will be given preference.

 

 



Download a Copy of the
2017 NHL Draft Hockey Program Here

 

Thank you! We will let you know as soon as conference dates are announced!