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The Business Of Hockey

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

The LA Kings Fan Development Department will host The Business of Hockey on Saturday, March 22 and Saturday, March 29 at STAPLES Center.  The event will feature a panel of established sports and entertainment professionals and provide guests with an in-depth look at the various opportunities available in sports.  The panel will also provide valuable insight on what it takes to break into this competitive industry. After the event, guests will enjoy the Kings – Florida game (March 22) and Kings – Winnipeg game (March 29).

Designed for Law Students, Masters Candidates, undergraduates, graduate students, and those looking to transition to a career in sports, The Business of Hockey will help attendees develop their tools and strategies for professional growth targeted toward a successful career in the sports industry.

Registration is as follows: $85 for a single day and $160 for both days.  Included with registration is admission to the speaker panel(s), one ticket to the Kings game(s), an LA Kings Professional Pad Folio, networking opportunities and a raffle ticket for a signed Kings jersey.

Executives scheduled to attend:
Luc Robitaille (President, Business Operations – LA Kings)
Rob Blake (Assistant General Manager – LA Kings)
Daryl Evans (Radio Color Commentator – LA Kings)
John Keenan (Senior Vice President and General Counsel – AEG)
Sean O’Donnell (Manager, Fan Development and Alumni Relations – LA Kings)
Jeff Solomon (Vice President, Hockey Operations and Legal Affairs – LA Kings)
Chris Zimmerman- Former President (Easton Sports) & former President and CEO (Canucks Sports & Entertainment)
Pat Brisson (NHLPA Agent and Co-Head Hockey Department – CAA)
Kelly Cheeseman (COO – AEG Sports)
Jack Ferreira (Special Assistant to General Manager – LA Kings)
Patrick O’Neal (Studio Host and Reporter – FOX Sports West)
Warren Woo (Co-Owner – Nashville Predators)
Alex Curry (TV Host and Reporter – FOX Sports West)


March 22 – Kings vs. Florida
10 a.m. – Panel 1: The Business Of Hockey
11:05 a.m. – Panel 2: Make Me an Offer
Includes VIP Suite ticket to the game at 1 p.m.

March 29 – Kings vs. Winnipeg
4 p.m. – Panel 1: The Role & Impact of Media
5:05 p.m.  – Panel 2: Getting In & Staying In
Includes 200 Level ticket to the game at 7 p.m.

For more information or to register go to or e-mail

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