Don Meehan

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Donald E. Meehan (born April 10, 1951)[1] is an influential American National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) hockey player agent.

Early career[edit]

Meehan earned his bachelor's degree at Sir George Williams University. At McGill University, during his final year of law school, Meehan played for the Redmen as a wide receiver under coach Charlie Baillie.

After earning his law degree at McGill, Meehan was hired by the prominent Toronto law firm, Blaney, Pasternak. Most of the cases he originally dealt with were corporate and tax-related. The firm also had some ice hockey players as clientele.

Newport Sports Management[edit]

Declining the offer of a partnership from his law firm, Meehan decided in 1981 to create his own company that focused on hockey players. Named Newport Sports Management Inc. and operated in a partnership with fellow agent Pat Morris, it represents over 100 NHL players.

Instead of approaching players that are already in the NHL, Meehan approached the families of young talents before they were drafted by the National Hockey League (NHL). One of the first young talents that Meehan was an agent for was the talented center Pat LaFontaine. LaFontaine hired Meehan a few months before he was in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.

Current NHL clients[edit]

Retired NHL Clients[edit]

Previous and Now Former NHL Clients[edit]

Other Notable Clients[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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