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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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Mike Pivonka

Scout, Midwest United States

Mike Pivonka’s storied career as an NHL player and his intricate knowledge of the game make him a valuable member of the KO Sports team. Mike’s primary role with KO Sports is to scout and identify NHL prospects throughout the Chicago area.
Originally from Kladno in the former Czechoslovakia, Mike spent his entire NHL career with the Washington Capitals. Mike was selected in the third round, 59th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.
During his NHL career, Mike played in 825 games, scoring 181 goals and recording 418 assists for a total of 599 points. Mike’s 418 assists are currently the third most in Capitals history, trailing only Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Ovechkin. Mike was part of the first, and only, Washington Capitals team to win the Eastern Conference Championship and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. He also appeared in 95 NHL playoff games and recorded 19 goals, 36 assists, and 55 points in the playoffs.

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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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