Allan Walsh is the Co-Managing Director of Octagon-Hockey. He is widely recognized as one of the most influential and respected sports agents in the hockey industry. In addition to managing the careers of over 40 NHL players, he is also involved in shaping Octagon-Hockey's overall business strategy.
Allan has negotiated some of the most lucrative and groundbreaking contracts in NHL history. Since entering the agent business in 1995, Allan has negotiated well over $1.4 Billion in overall NHL contract value on behalf of his clients.
Allan is considered a passionate advocate on behalf of NHL players on concussions and player safety. He has published thought provoking articles on the subject in the Harvard Law School Record and The Hockey News.
For the last eight consecutive years, Allan has been named to The Hockey News Annual List of the Top 100 People of Power and Influence. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Allan among the top 50 most powerful sports agents in the world. In 2016, USA Today named Allan among the NHL's 50 Most Important People. Also, Sportsnet, the NHL's Canadian broadcast rights-holder named Allan among the top 25 Power Brokers in the NHL for the past two years.
Before representing professional hockey players, Allan worked for five years as a Deputy District Attorney of LA County where he was assigned to the prestigious Hardcore Gang Division. Allan prosecuted over forty murder cases during that time including several that were considered high profile.
Allan is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association and the Sports Lawyers Association. He has spoken at Law Schools, seminars and sports law conferences. He is a frequent guest on sports talk radio in the U.S. and Canada. Allan received his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from McGill University in 1987 and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1990.