GTD Hockey Analytics Pt.10: Agents with CKM Sports and Garret Hohl

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This is part ten of a multi-part series tackling the nitty-gritty of hockey’s newest statistics. Episodes will be released every Wednesday.

Check out Episode 1: Goaltender Statistics with Ian Fleming here
Check out Episode 2: Data Visualization with Sean Tierney here
Check out Episode 3: Tactics and Video with Rachel Doerrie here
Check out Episode 4: Professional Analytics with Matt Cane here
Check out Episode 5: the Passing Project with Ryan Stimson here
Check out Episode 6: WAR with DTMAboutHeart here
Check out Episode 7: Corsica with Emmanuel Perry here
Check out Episode 8: Data Viz and Deployment with Micah Blake McCurdy here


Player agents have a unique job in the NHL. They are one part ego booster, one part negotiator, one part marketer, and sometimes one part analyst. Being able to identify through statistical and psychological analysis why a player is struggling, or what they can do to improve is a vital talent. It’s what separates the good, from the best.

Cliff Mander

Cliff Mander is the founder of CKM Sports Management, and a player agent. He strongly believes that if he isn’t incorporating the best forms of analysis he isn’t doing his job. As a result, CKM Sports are working with clients from the junior level to the NHL and in professional leagues across the world. You can follow him on his Twitter.

Garret Hohl

Garret Hohl is a consultant working with CKM Sports providing detailed analytics packages that break down players results using publicly curated, and in house statistics. He is also the managing editor, and one of the creators of the hockey analytics site HockeyGraphs. You can follow him on his Twitter.

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Colton Praill
I host my own radio show across Manitoba, CA. When I’m not regaling you with whimsical stories, I’m writing, podcasting, or lamenting the woes of Arsenal, Detroit Lions, and Ottawa Senators fandom.

Nick Seguin
A brand marketer by day, a writer by night. Nick is a lover of all things hockey and a die hard fan of the Detroit Red Wings. With contributions to multiple blogs, Nick is continuing to marry his two passions: writing and hockey.

Graham Anderson
I’m a recent Brock University grad and a huge Blue Jays and Wild fan. I spent two years in the UK and am happy to be back in London Ontario for the 2016-17 MLB playoffs and NHL season.

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