SM Sports Management Group is a full-service, family operated hockey agency. The father and son team of Sergey and Michael Bogdan have over 30 combined years of experience representing professional hockey players. At the very core of the SM Sports philosophy is the belief that every client should be treated as another member of the family. By maintaining a small company culture, the agency is able to give every client the attention that they need and deserve to grow and mature into a professional hockey player. Having worked with players ranging from first round NHL Draft picks to undrafted free agents, SM Sports has the knowledge, experience, and connections to help any player navigate and excel in their professional hockey career.
A hockey player is able to excel by concentrating all of his efforts on becoming a better player. SM Sports Group's goal is to minimize any distractions and provide all the resources to allow a player to do just that.
Whether it be reviewing possible questions from teams at the NHL Scouting Combine with a player, negotiating endorsement deals with Reebok, or helping a player prepare for his first driver's license test, SM Sports is there to make a player's life easier. Some of these services include, but are certainly not limited to:
Professional representation for the player at all playing levels, including the OHL, QMJHL, WHL, USHL, MHL, KHL, AHL, and NHL
NHL Scouting Combine and NHL Draft Preparation
Contract negotiation with NHL or KHL teams
Skills development through a variety of relationships including power skating coaches, skills clinics, and Gary Robert's summer programs
Endorsement deal origination and management
Relationships with the largest global financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley and UBS, to provide the best financial advisors, tax consultants, and attorneys to meet any clients needs
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"
- Wayne Gretzky
Sergey Bogdan - Certified NHLPA and KHL Hockey Agent
Sergey is responsible for all contract negotiations between team management and the player. Sergey has represented hockey players around the world for over 20 years. Being certified as an agent by both the NHLPA and the KHL allows Sergey to take a truly global approach to a player's ultimate success. Sergey has friends and contacts in professional hockey leagues around the world, and is able to leverage his experience and reputation to provide his players with the best advice and guidance. Sergey holds a bachelor's degree in economics, and currently resides in Simsbury, CT.
Mike Bogdan - Certified NHLPA Hockey Agent
Mike is responsible for all contract negotiations between team management and the player. Mike's expert knowledge of the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement and study of advanced hockey analytics allows Mike to obtain the best possible contracts for the players SM Sports Group represents. Mike is also responsible for all the commercial and advertising interests of the player, and has worked with the major hockey retailers such as Nike Bauer, Reebok/CCM, Easton, Upper Deck, and Panini. Mike graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Connecticut, and currently resides in Cranford, New Jersey.