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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Kurt Overhardt

Founder and CEO

As the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of KO Sports, Inc, Kurt Overhardt has represented players since 1992. As an international businessman and attorney, Kurt has a unique insight into the business of professional sports. He has negotiated numerous NHL Player contracts exceeding $500 million in value, endorsement/sponsorship contracts, licensing and video game agreements for hockey players and other professional athletes. Kurt is a licensed Certified Player Agent by the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, and he has represented players under all areas of the NHL CBA, including the Entry Level System, First Round NHL Draft Picks, Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents, and the Salary Arbitration system.

Prior to representing professional hockey players, Kurt practiced law for several years in the areas of labor and employment, intellectual property, licensing, mergers and acquisitions and business law. Kurt also worked for the Denver Broncos (NFL) where he was involved in contract negotiations, stadium issues and sponsorship agreements.

As a former hockey player who grew up in Detroit, Michigan, Kurt’s practical experience in the business world and credibility with NHL executives enable him to create winning relationships for KO Sports clients and their NHL team.

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My family and I have worked with Kevin Magnuson and KO sports since 2006 after Kevin saw me play in the USHL Fall Classic for Waterloo. Kevin has helped guide me through the USHL, NCAA and NHL and all the good and bad that comes with each League. His experience as a former practicing attorney was really helpful in negotiating all three of my NHL contracts. Kevin and KO Sports were especially prepared for the salary arbitration hearing we had in 2015 with Nashville that ended with me eventually earning an awesome, life changing 5-year deal. 

— Craig Smith

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