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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 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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One of the greatest things about Kurt and all the people with KO is that they bring in guys like Barry Karn and all these different skating and skill people that come in and help us to develop. They care about us off the ice but they obviously have to care about us on the ice and they bring in people to work with us to help us be better and I think that’s special.

— Rocco Grimaldi

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