The goal of Michael Baslyk, BA (poli. sci.) 09, is to help guide players on and off the ice during these crucial years so they can focus on the game.
“They’re smart people, they’re fluent in front of a camera and used to public settings, but just need to be educated more,” says Baslyk, a National Hockey League Players' Association Certified Agent. “A lot of it falls on mismanagement.”
Baslyk is a partner at Quartexx Management, a sports agency that works with players as young as 16 to help them and their families achieve lifelong success through every stage of their careers.
“In addition to developing our clients into good hockey players and good people, our goal when we bring in players at such a young age is to educate them and give them examples of athletes who are careless, who spend their money without thinking or are making investments with the wrong people,” he says.
“They live in a very fast-paced lifecycle and, obviously, they’re making a lot of money at a young age.”