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The Bill Zito File

by Rob Mixer / Columbus Blue Jackets

The Zito File

Name: William Francis Zito, Jr.

Title: Assistant General Manager

Born: Sept. 16, 1964 (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Education: Yale (B.A.), Wisconsin (J.D.)

Professional: former NHLPA player agent (two decades), founder and former president of Acme World Sports agency


By the numbers…

1 – Current Blue Jackets player is a former client of Zito’s: defenseman James Wisniewski, who was represented by Zito when he signed a six-year contract with Columbus in 2011.

4 – The number of years Zito spent as a student at Yale, where he also played hockey all four years (1984-87).

1995 – The year Acme World Sports was founded.

8 – Forbes ranked Acme World Sports as the eighth-highest grossing hockey agency in the world this summer.

Former clients include: James Wisniewski, John Madden, former All-Star Brian Rafalski, Tuukka Rask, Kimmo Timonen, 2013 Vezina Trophy finalist Antti Niemi, and former Vezina Trophy and Conn Smythe Award winner Tim Thomas.

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