CHICAGO, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Every June the NHL Entry Draft sets the future of hockey in motion as a global onslaught of talented stickmen discover the next move of their career. But the success stories coming out of Chicago aren't limited to the young men in pads, those attending the Sports Management Worldwide NHL Draft Career Conference June 22nd-24th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois will be setting the stage for their career growth in the hockey industry too.
"Our NHL Draft Career Conference provides an invaluable opportunity for attendees to learn about careers in the NHL while networking with some of the biggest names in the industry," says Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President of Sports Management Worldwide. "Agents, GM's, coaches, directors of player personnel and marketing executives all will be present, meeting and speaking with attendees. This is a unique event!"
This 2-day event will feature Q&A sessions with hockey industry leaders, panel discussions on topics relevant to job seekers looking to break into the industry, networking events and tickets to lower bowl seats for both days of the NHL draft.
"SMWW gets the best speakers year after year, who are all able to speak with confidence and experience regarding a wide variety of topics in the hockey industry. Every moment at the conference was time well spent," confirms Dylan Skubel, Ontario Minor Hockey Association Referee and Linesman.
Past conference speakers have included team executives like the Calgary Flames Brian Burke and Detroit Red Wings Ken Holland, powerful sports agents like Pat Brisson and Rick Curran, media members like NHL Network Senior Reporter EJ Hradek, and head coaches like former Pittsburgh Penguins and current Portland Winterhawks head man Mike Johnson.
"I spoke on a panel at the Sports Management Worldwide NHL Draft Conference, and during one of the networking sessions I met and eventually hired my current Director of Hockey Administration with the Winterhawks, Lisa Hollenbeck," recalls Johnson. "Conference attendees get to hear from people like me in the industry, but we the speakers also get to meet excited, passionate and determined hockey minded people, and maybe even hire them!"
Hockey careers start with Sports Management Worldwide, and our annual NHL Draft Career Conference is the perfect way to get introduced to the people behind the scenes that make the game great.
About Sports Management Worldwide: Since 2000, Portland-based SportsManagementWorldwide.com has been globally recognized as the industry leader in online Sports Management education. With over 10,000 graduates from 140 different countries, SMWW is disrupting the traditional education experience by providing a highly targeted online curriculum catered to those who want to work in the sports industry.
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