Testimonials

KO Sports’ integrity and professionalism is the highest in our industry. Please listen to what some of our world-class clients and their families have to say about our approach to representation.

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Rocco Grimaldi

Center, Colorado Avalanche

Ongoing Player Development

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.

Craig Smith

Forward, Nashville Predators

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

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Dylan Larkin

Center, Detroit Red Wings

The Right Opportunities Away from the Rink

It’s all about building relationships. KO Sports is well connected in that industry.

J.T. Compher

Centerman, Colorado Avalanche

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

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Rocco Grimaldi

Center, Colorado Avalanche

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

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Ian Cole

Defense, Pittsburgh Penguins

The relationships that you have, the personalized help, how reachable they are, it’s not like it’s a big agency where they have a hundred guys or something where they only talk to the top fifteen and the other guys can kind of fend for themselves.

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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