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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Jake Wagman

Hockey Operations Associate

Jake joined KO Sports full-time in 2016 after serving as an Intern for three years during law school. Jake’s primary role with KO Sports is the coordination and planning of all matters pertaining to Hockey Operations and Administration. In that role, Jake is responsible for conducting NHL Salary Cap and Market valuations, researching and preparing materials for Salary Arbitration, as well as analyzing and interpreting players’ rights under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Born and raised in Toronto, ON, Jake grew up playing hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League and North York Hockey League. Jake earned his Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON in 2012. While attending Queen’s as an undergraduate, Jake worked for the Gaels Men’s Hockey Team as Video Coordinator, responsible for the production and analysis of game video for the coaching staff. Subsequently, Jake attended law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 2016. Throughout law school, Jake worked for the University of Denver Pioneers Hockey team as a Hockey Operations Assistant, conducting statistical analysis of games as well as providing video analysis to the coaching staff.
Jake is licensed to practice law in Colorado and is a member of the Denver Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Back to our Team

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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