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Registration Underway for Hockey Career Conference

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Join Sports Management Worldwide, June 21-23, for a Hockey Career Conference at the 2012 NHL Draft as the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins becomes the center of the hockey universe. This is your opportunity to network and gain valuable insight into a variety of sports business careers from those working at the highest level in hockey. This event will offer unique panel discussions, as well as question & answer periods designed to advance the knowledge of every participant. This sports business conference includes diverse panels including marketing, management, athlete representation, scouting, player personnel, media and broadcasting, and sports career strategies. The NHL Draft is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors and more than 500 print, television, and radio media members to the Pittsburgh area.

Speakers include:

Harry Sinden, Boston Bruins former long-time general manager, coach and president

Jim Benning, Boston Bruins, Assistant General Manager

EJ Hradek, Sr Reporter for NHL Network/NHL.com. Host, NHL Live!

Ryan Kennedy, Associate Senior Writer for The Hockey News

Don Reynolds, NHL Agent, Uptown Sports Management

Todd Reynolds, NHL Agent, Uptown Sports Management

Rob Rossi, Pittsburgh Penguins Beat Reporter – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Dana Sinclair, Toronto Maple Leafs & Anaheim Ducks Sports Psychologist

Jim Prince, Rinknet Scouting

Denis McCarroll, Rinknet Scouting

Tavis MacMillan, Winnipeg Jets US Amateur Scout

Brian Werger, USHL Director of Communications

Mike Johnston, WHL Portland Winterhawks GM & Head Coach

Travis Green, WHL Portland Winterhawks Asst. Coach

Manny Schmidt, NHL Agent

Ron Mathurin, Vice President at STEVA Sports Software

Mike Oke, OHL Peterborough Petes Manager of Player Personnel

Dean Fedorchuk, former Straubing Tigers & Kassel Huskies, German Elite League Head Coach (DEL)

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Sports Management Worldwide President

And many more...

Registration, complete speaker list, and details for the Sports Management Worldwide NHL Draft Conference are now available here.

Registration is limited to the first 200 people. This event has sold out in past years, drawing attendees from all over North America. The cost of the conference is $200-$275 and includes a Thursday night welcome reception, lower bowl level draft tickets to all seven rounds of the NHL Draft, Friday networking lunch, official name badge, attendee packet, and all conference sessions. College credit for both graduate and undergraduates is available.

This event is being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown. For more information on the 2012 NHL Draft Sports Career Conference visit Sports Management Worldwide.

Questions contact workshop@smww.com or 1-877-SMWW-Now (503-445-7105).

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