The International Hockey Group Announces Rebrand to WD Sports & Entertainment Inc.Tuesday, August 18, 2020
TORONTO, CANADA – August 18, 2020 – The International Hockey Group (IHG), one of hockey’s leading NHLPA certified agencies, today announced its rebranding to WD Sports & Entertainment Inc. (wdagencies.com)
Based in Toronto, Canada, WD Sports & Entertainment is a sports and talent management agency for athletes, entertainment and media personalities. With over two decades of experience in advising many of the world’s top athletes, entertainers and brands, WD Sports & Entertainment offers clients its expertise in athlete and talent representation, brand development, contract negotiations and marketing and endorsement opportunities. In addition, through its affiliation with Wildeboer Dellelce LLP and the WD Group of Companies, financial management, tax and estate planning and corporate/commercial legal services will be offered to its clients.
Murray Koontz, founder and President of IHG, will serve as President and CEO of WD Sports & Entertainment and will remain responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of its business. Chris Muise, who recently joined from Wasserman Sports & Entertainment, will lead all marketing and endorsement initiatives. Gregg Sutch, who joined IHG in 2017, will continue to oversee player development and all athlete advisory services.
Murray Koontz, President and CEO of WD Sports & Entertainment, states “WD Sports & Entertainment will be one of the industry’s most innovative and forward-thinking agencies in athlete and talent representation. It is exciting to be able to leverage services through our partnership with the WD Group of Companies and Wildeboer Dellelce. We are confident that this partnership will create the preeminent sports and talent agency in Canada.”
Perry Dellelce, Managing Partner of Wildeboer Dellelce and Chair of the WD Group of Companies, states “We are excited to join forces with IHG, now WD Sports & Entertainment. This partnership will ensure that all our clients will benefit from a full suite of services offered by our organization. We welcome Murray, Gregg and Chris to our team and look forward to servicing our clients together.”
WD Sports & Entertainment is a member of the WD Group of Companies that was formed in 2019 by Wildeboer Dellelce LLP (wildlaw.ca), one of Canada’s premier corporate finance and business transactional law firms. Other divisions of the WD Group of Companies include WD Numeric Corporate Services (wdnumeric.ca) and WD Capital Markets (wdcapital.ca).
Media Contact: Chris Muise
Director of Marketing & Client Services
WD Sports & Entertainment Inc.
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