Player Representatives

Daniel Milstein 

CEO, NHLPA Certified Player Agent

Phone: 734-717-8600     

E-mail: dmilstein@goldstarhockey.com

With a passion for maximizing the potential and opportunity of others, Dan Milstein, Founder and CEO of Gold Star Sports Management, has leveraged his legendary negotiating expertise and global network of key advisors to yield millions in client contracts and high-visibility endorsements over the past 15 years. A trusted advisor in the fiercely competitive world of hockey, Dan's ability to build critical relationships with General Managers, coaches, trainers, agents, and scouting personnel is second to none.

Keith McKittrick 

Executive Vice President, NHLPA Certified Player Agent

Phone: 313-460-9655

E-mail: kmckittrick@goldstarhockey.com

Keith McKittrick has all-encompassing experience at the NHL, NCAA, Major Junior, and IIHF levels that gives him a critical edge in identifying, cultivating and showcasing talent. A native of Boston, MA, Keith has a degree in Sports Management from the University of Minnesota. His past coaching experience includes 6 years as an Assistant Coach with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, 3 years as Director of Hockey Ops for Michigan State University, and time with the Minnesota Wild, the WHL's Portland Winterhawks and Team USA. 

Sviatoslav Kiselev

Director of European Hockey Operations, KHL Certified Player Agent

Phone: +375 29 653 47 96

E-mail: skiselev@goldstarhockey.com

Slava Kiselev has made enormous contributions to sports management over the course of his career, specializing in sports-centered PR, media management, and sports marketing. Slava has served as General Manager of the Belarus Ice Hockey Federation and a consultant for Team Canada and Team Switzerland, along with directing the Pavel Datsyuk Hockey School in Russia.  His multilingual fluency in Russian, English, German and French allows him to efficiently communicate with a diverse group of clients and team personnel.

Nic Mayne

WHL Region, NHLPA Certified Player Agent

Phone: 661-886-5072

E-mail: nmayne@goldstarhockey.com

Nic Mayne uses experience in hockey, marketing and law to assist our clients throughout their junior and pro careers. Born and raised in Alberta, Nic now lives in Portland, OR and focuses on identifying and representing talent in Western Canada and the U.S. A former marketing executive, Nic is a graduate of Harvard Law School and former chair of Harvard's Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law. He is also a practicing attorney admitted in Oregon and Washington, with a practice centered on sports and business law.

Martin Podlešák

Czech Republic, Player Agent

Phone: +420 774 52 26 26    

E-mail: mpodlesak@goldstarhockey.com

A CSLH registered player agent, Martin founded an agency in 2012 and is a strategic partner for Gold Star Hockey in the Czech Republic. Drafted 45th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2001, Martin played junior with the WHL's Lethbridge Hurricanes and went on to a pro career which included a championship title with HC Sparta Praha. Martin has guided over 30 young hockey players on to professional hockey, and helps identify talent in the Czech Republic, monitor client performance, and negotiate European contracts.

Andrej Augustin

Slovakia, Player Agent

Phone: +421 903 16 93 37

E-mail: aaugustin@goldstarhockey.com

Based in Bratislava, Slovakia, Andrej is the Founder and CEO of AA Sports Management, which he established in 2007. A key global partner focused on identifying and supporting Slovakian talent, he has worked with over 50 national team players, many of whom have gone on to play professionally in North America or Europe. Andrej has a degree in business and marketing from the University of Economics in Bratislava, and first began working as a player agent in 2002.

Clarence "Slava" Paller

Associate Director, Brand Partnerships and Athlete Relations

Phone: 647-833-6149

E-mail: cpaller@goldstarhockey.com

Clarence possesses a dynamic skill set with a relentless drive for excellence and a natural ability to network and foster relationships. He has expertise in communications, management and innovation, with a B.A. in Communications from Simon Fraser University and a post-graduate certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management from York University. He has worked with global brands and some of the biggest names in the sports world from the NHL, UFC, WBO, and the PGA, earning him a trusted and respected reputation globally.

Hockey Operations

Vlad Spektor

Assistant to the CEO, Director of Hockey Operations

Alexander Tyjnych

Player Advisor (Russia)

Roman Savin

Player Advisor (Russia)

Avi Friedman

Player Advisor (Minneapolis, MN)

Dustin Wenger

Player Advisor (Toronto, ON)

Player Development

Rodrigo Lavins

Director of Player Development (Europe)

Konstantin Lodnia

Skills Coach (Los Angeles, CA)

Michael Budd

Skills Coach (Toronto, ON)

Gold Star Sports Management Group

100 Phoenix Drive. Suite 300

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108


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