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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 representing professional hockey players.

Kevin grew up playing his minor hockey in the Chicago area and then played in the USHL for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Kevin earned a scholarship to the University of Michigan and was a member of their 1998 National Championship Hockey Team. He was a four-year letterman at Michigan and an All-Big Ten Academic Team Member.  After graduating from the University of Michigan, Kevin attended two NHL training camps and played two seasons of professional hockey in the East Coast Hockey League.

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’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 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 is a proud, long-time Board member and former President of Special Olympics Chicago. He was one of three people chosen to chair the international celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics in 2018 held in Chicago.

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

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I first met Kevin Magnuson when I was playing midget in Illinois . . . we instantly got along really well and he fit in really well with my family which is important to me when choosing a family advisor and someone that would become my agent and he is just a very honest and trustworthy guy, which I liked, and we have been close ever since.

— J.T. Compher

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