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Dubas’s Agent Becomes Utah Top Dog



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The job title has not yet been clearly defined, and the role is equally nebulous, but Pittsburgh Penguins president of hockey operations/GM Kyle Dubas’s most recent agent is taking over the yet unnamed Utah NHL club.

No Utah team name and no job title. That seems fitting. Chris Armstrong of the Wasserman Collective was named the “top hockey decision maker” of the Utah team and the alternate governor.

Such responsibility generally translates to the president of hockey operations, but the Utah release was vague. Armstrong represented Dubas in his negotiations last summer with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In addition to Dubas, Armstrong is a heavyweight in the golf world and has some hockey clients.

Armstrong’s representation of Dubas came under scrutiny because Wasserman also represents NHL players. NHL rules prohibit agents from representing executives and players. The NHLPA reviewed the situation, but no action was taken because Armstrong was part of a different company division than the agents who represent players.

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