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July 2020

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NHL & NHLPA Ratify CBA

On 10-Jul-20, The NHLPA and NHL approved a four-year extension to the CBA, which will remain valid through the 2025-26 season. Click the link below to view the terms of the new deal, detailed in the Memorandum of Understanding, and some important items surrounding the current Return to Play Plan.

CBA Summary of Terms

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Stage is Set for 2020 Playoffs

The format may look different, but the quest for the Stanley Cup is unchanged. In fact, some of hockey’s most notable names have acknowledged the prestige that will be associated with the eventual Stanley Cup Champion. Check out the video that revisits the last five months and our shared excitement now that #HockeyIsBack.

#HockeyIsBack

Player Spotlight

Nick Kypreos, RealKyper at Noon

This month’s player spotlight is on Nick Kypreos. Kyper’s eight NHL seasons were split between the Capitals, Whalers, Rangers and Leafs. However, his notoriety surged as a result of his success as one of the NHL’s top hockey analysts. For 21 years Nick was featured on Sportsnet broadcasts, including Hockey Night in Canada and Hockey Central at noon, which became t...

This month’s player spotlight is on Nick Kypreos. Kyper’s eight NHL seasons were split between the Capitals, Whalers, Rangers and Leafs. However, his notoriety surged as a result of his success as one of the NHL’s top hockey analysts. For 21 years Nick was featured on Sportsnet broadcasts, including Hockey Night in Canada and Hockey Central at noon, which became the highest-rated radio hockey show. As the NHL returns from the COVID-19 shutdown, the timing was perfect for Nick to launch his new program, RealKyper at Noon. Kyper’s new platform delivers authentic hockey conversations with the most knowledgeable names in the sport. Click the link below to get caught up!

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June 2020

Player Spotlight

GAVIN Client Profile

We are often asked, “With whom do you work?”  Our answer is simple, we work with athletes that are committed to being as successful off the ice as they are on the ice.  This video highlights the accomplishments of those who have chosen to plan for financial success by working with an advisor who specializes in making professional hockey players financially secure....

We are often asked, “With whom do you work?”  Our answer is simple, we work with athletes that are committed to being as successful off the ice as they are on the ice.  This video highlights the accomplishments of those who have chosen to plan for financial success by working with an advisor who specializes in making professional hockey players financially secure. 

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Players’ Coalition For Diversity

Earlier this month, a group of professional hockey players formed the Coalition for Diversity in Hockey. The formation was inspired by the wave of athletes joining calls for racial justice, the new Hockey Diversity Alliance aims to address the challenges faced by players of color. Click the link below to learn more about this effort.

Hockey Diversity Alliance discusses being minorities in hockey

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We Need to Be Loud

For a long time, fear of saying the wrong thing kept Erik Gudbranson from speaking out. But as Erik explains, the fight for racial justice is too important for any of us to stay silent. Click the link below to read Erik’s thoughtful article discussing the violence and systemic racism faced by the Black communit

Big Reads By Erik Gudbranson

Player Spotlight

James van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia Flyers

This month’s player spotlight is on Philadelphia Flyers’ forward, James van Riemsdyk. In 2007, James was selected second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in that summer’s NHL Entry Draft. In 2018, James returned for a second shift in Philadelphia following six productive seasons in Toronto. As a member of the NHLPA return to play committee, in the video below, James s...

This month’s player spotlight is on Philadelphia Flyers’ forward, James van Riemsdyk. In 2007, James was selected second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in that summer’s NHL Entry Draft. In 2018, James returned for a second shift in Philadelphia following six productive seasons in Toronto. As a member of the NHLPA return to play committee, in the video below, James speaks about the NHL’s plan to resume play, his involvement in the negotiations and becoming a first-time dad last month

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Review Disability Insurance Before You Return

It is estimated that only 350 NHL players purchase disability insurance policies to protect their future earnings. In the article below, player agent and Stew’s former teammate, Mike Liut, stresses the importance for players to review their policies before returning to play. 

Liut's Warning for NHL Players

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How will return to play work?

Last week, the NHL announced a strategy to have players return to action over the next several months. In this detailed plan, the league released a 21-page document that covered everything from COVID-19 testing to travel. Check out the video which breaks down everything you need to know from the document.

The Plan for Phase 2

April 2020

Player Spotlight

Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers

This month’s player spotlight is on Philadelphia Flyers’ forward, Scott Laughton. The 19/20 hockey season has marked Scott’s sixth NHL campaign, quietly putting together his most productive season yet. Scott’s dedication and leadership shown during his time with the Oshawa Generals was a paramount factor when he was selected in the first round (20th overall) by the Flyers in ...

This month’s player spotlight is on Philadelphia Flyers’ forward, Scott Laughton. The 19/20 hockey season has marked Scott’s sixth NHL campaign, quietly putting together his most productive season yet. Scott’s dedication and leadership shown during his time with the Oshawa Generals was a paramount factor when he was selected in the first round (20th overall) by the Flyers in 2012. Now eight years later, Scott is playing a pivotal role with the Stanley Cup contending, Philadelphia Flyers. Click the link below as Scott is mic’d up during a regular season bout with the Ottawa Senators.

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Giordano Pays It Forward

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano and his family have been quietly paying it forward during the COVID-19 lockdown. Earlier this month, a Calgary woman posted to social media that her grocery bill of $430 has been covered by someone who worked for Giordano. Click the link below to read more about the story.

Calgary Flames captain buying groceries for those in need

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Stew discusses the shutdown’s impact with TSN1040.

Stew discusses the message he is communicating to clients during the work stoppage and what’s at stake as the shutdown continues. He also digs up the past with some authentic Hartford Whalers stories! Click the link below to listen to Stew’s entire interview with TSN 1040 Vancouver

Stew with Halford & Brough on TSN1040
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