Our Team

Combining a passion for hockey and in-depth experience and knowledge of business and law, KO Sports provides the highest level of hockey, business and legal advice to our select group of hockey clients. Our accessible, professional, worldwide staff means assistance, advice and answers are always nearby.

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Kevin Magnuson

Partner

Kevin Magnuson’s enthusiasm and business sense fit perfectly with KO Sports innovative and professional approach to representation.

Kevin was a member of the University of Michigan’s 1998 National Championship Hockey Team where he was a four-year letterman and an All-Big Ten Academic Team Member. Kevin grew up playing his minor hockey in the Chicago area and then played in the USHL for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Kevin played two seasons of professional hockey in the East Coast Hockey League.

Kevin’s primary role with KO Sports is to scout, identify and represent the best NHL prospects in the Midwestern United States. He also plays a critical role in KO Sports affiliation with AMA Sports Agency of Sweden.

Kevin graduated from DePaul University Law School in Chicago and earned his Juris Doctor degree in the spring of 2006. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and did so for five years as a corporate and real estate attorney before becoming a full-time employee with KO Sports.

Kevin is a licensed Certified Player Agent with both the National Hockey League Player Association and the Professional Hockey Player Association. He has negotiated numerous NHL contracts and endorsement deals for the players he represents.

Kevin lives in Chicago with his wife Mary Clare and son Gunnar.

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As an aspiring professional hockey player, one of the most challenging things that both the athlete and family face is selecting the right person to help guide us through the journey.  For our family, this proved to be very true.  We considered it very fortunate that John was introduced and came to work with Kurt.  Since we began working with Kurt and his staff, they have given us guidance and sound advice every step of the way.  Kurt’s unparalleled knowledge of the hockey world and professional demeanor gave us the utmost confidence that John’s career is being managed properly.  We can’t imagine anyone else filling the role that he does for our family.  Lastly, we highly recommend Kurt and KO Sports to any young athlete that has the dream of becoming a professional hockey player. 

— Jack and Sue Gibson

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