ESM - Unparalleled Sports Management Services

"ESM" is a premier sports agency providing management services to professional hockey players.  ESM and its experienced professionals pride themselves on affording each client with the very highest level of service and individualized attention to ensure that he maximizes his potential on and off the ice.

Hockey is a global sport and since 1991 ESM has been representing players in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, CHL, as well as the Elite leagues in the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Professional hockey is truly a global marketplace. To  ensure that our clients are afforded every opportunity to succeed, ESM has offices throughout North America and Europe.

Scott Greenspun

Scott is one of ESM’s founders and principals.  He has successfully represented over 100 hundred professional hockey players in the NHL and throughout the world since 1991, and was part of the first group of agents certified by the NHLPA in 1996. Scott, a practicing attorney, has extensive legal experience in areas such as contract negotiations, litigation, licensing, real estate transactions and  insurance matters that enhances ESM’s ability to provide the highest quality sports management services to its clients.

Scott received his BA  from the University of Buffalo in 1984, his JD from Vanderbilt University in 1987, and he  has been licensed as an attorney in New York since 1988.  Scott and his family reside in Westport, Connecticut.

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Michael Deutsch

Michael Deutsch has been an agent for NHL players since 1994.  Together with Scott Greenspun, he co-founded Eclipse Sports Management in 1995, and has been a certified agent since the NHLPA’s inception of its certification program in 1996.  During his nearly 20 year career as an agent, Mr. Deutsch has negotiated numerous multi-million dollar contracts for professional ice hockey players around the world, including those in the NHL, KHL, Czech Extraliga, Finnish SM-Liiga, Swedish Elitserien and the German Elite League.

Mike has also been a guest lecturer regarding the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement at both New York University and Adelphi University, and has served as a Panel Member at the American Bar Association's Annual Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, where he commented on "Ethical Considerations and Obligations of Lawyers Who Counsel Artists and Athletes on Investment Management Issues."

Mike is a Member of the New York and New Jersey Bars, along with various federal courts, as well as the Bar Association of the City of New York.  He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1988, and his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1992.

Mike lives together with his wife and children on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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Tommy Öström

esm-tommy-oestroemTommy Öström has been the Swedish representative of ESM since 1995. Tommy is a registered agent with SICO, and has placed players in the Swedish Elitserien, as well as throughout the European Hockey world.

As a youth, Tommy represented his region in the TV-Pucken tournament, and played college hockey in the United States at Ohio University.

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Johan Altberg

esm-johan-altbergJohan Altberg joined ESM Hockey 2012.  During his hockey career, Johan played for Brynäs IF.   As a junior player, he represented Gastrikland as team captain in both the Sverige-Pucken and TV-Pucken tournaments.

Johan, a SICO registered agent, scouts and represents players as an agent in Sweden and throughout Europe.

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Stefan Metz

esm-stefan-metzStefan Metz is an ice hockey professional with many years’ experience as both player and manager. Twice German Champion with Berliner SC in 1974 and 1976, he also won a bronze medal as an international player at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck.

For six years manager of BSC Preussen Berlin, Stefan can also claim 311 league games and 41 international games to his name.

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Günter Oswald

esm-guenter-oswaldGünter Oswald has been a professional ice-hockeyplayer in Germany´s top ice-hockey league for the past 16 years. As a national player Günter has participated in two World Cups with a total of 32 international matches.

For three years, form 2008 to 2011, he worked as athletic director and assistant manager for EV Landshut - Team. Günter owns the German Ice-Hockey Coaching - A - License, also, a DEL registered agent, scouts and represents players in Germany.

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Evgeny Ryabchikov

esm-evgeny-ryabchikovEvgeny has been associated with ESM as both a client and an agent.  ESM represented Evgeny in 1994 -- when he was the Boston Bruins first round pick in the NHL Draft.

After several years of playing professionally in North America and Russia, Evgeny went on to became a successful businessman in Yaroslavl. Evgeny, wanting to combine is hockey experience and business accumen, now spearheads ESM's operations in Russia.

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Martin Stuchlik

esm-evgeny-ryabchikovMartin Stuchlik has represented ESM in the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 2008.  Martin represents and prospects players in the Czech and Slovak Extraligas, as well as the EBEL.   Martin’s grandfather and father played professional hockey in the Czechoslovakia, and Martin pursued a hockey career in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) with a full scholarship at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he graduated in 2005 with degrees in Economics and Finance.  In addition to his agency license, Martin maintains a financial/derivatives brokerage license from the Czech Central Bank.

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