Report: Penguins eyeing Crosby's agent Pat Brisson as new GM

by May 16, 10:54 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins are apparently beginning their general manager search with a name they know well.

TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting the Penguins are considering player agent Pat Brisson, whose clients include Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, for the position.

Brisson is the co-head of Creative Artists Agency's hockey division, which represents an impressive roster of current and future stars, including both Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Anze Kopitar, Matt Duchene, Claude Giroux, John Tavares, Seth Jones and Nathan MacKinnon, along with Crosby and Malkin.

Considering the names (and endorsement deals) Brisson works with as an agent, taking a general manager position would likely involve a large pay cut. Brisson could also look at the failed tenure of former player agent Mike Gillis with the Vancouver Canucks as a cautionary tale and decide to play it safe.

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May 19, 12:08 PM

Report: Agent Pat Brisson will not pursue Penguins GM job

by May 19, 12:08 PM

NHL super agent Pat Brisson, who is the head of Creative Artist Agency's hockey division and represents NHL stars like Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby, will not be pursuing the vacant general manager job with the Penguins according to a report from TSN's Bob McKenzie.

"Ron (Burkle), Mario (Lemieux) and I have been friends for a very long time. We've been linked to each other for many years and have exchanged ideas on many fronts and the business of hockey especially," Brisson said, via McKenzie's Twitter feed. "They reached out on possible candidates for the vacant GM job on Friday. As for me, I am happy with what I do at CAA and will continue on the path of representing players."

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