Rick Curran
NHL Certified Agent, The ORR Hockey Group
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Active in the representation of players since 1978, Rick Curran brings over 40 years of experience to ORR. During that time, he has negotiated several of the industry’s precedent setting contracts.

Many of the players Curran has represented are now key decision makers in the game today. The familiarity and trust of those strong relationships provide an important level of communication on behalf of ORR clients.

Rick’s initial association with Bobby Orr began in 1969 as a staff member of Orr Walton Sports Camp. Many of the people he met and the relationships that were forged during those ten summers had a profound impact on his life in hockey.

Following a successful college hockey career at Merrimack College, he was appointed International Hockey Coordinator for Hockey Canada. Rick served as Business Manager for Team Canada for two world championships (1977-Vienna and 1978-Prague) and for the Team Canada Juniors (1978-Montreal).

Partnered with Bill Watters, Curran then helped build Branada Sports Management into one of the business’s premier hockey agencies. Having purchased the company and renaming it Representation Incorporated, he eventually relocated its offices to Philadelphia, PA in 1991 with a then current roster of 44 NHL clients.

That same year with notable clients including Brendan Shanahan, Adam Graves and Mark Recchi he utilized the then applicable Group 1 free agency and its leverage, to create new benchmarks for second contract signings within the NHL. The following summer, Curran continued to make an impact on the salary marketplace when he negotiated the first $20+ million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on behalf of client Eric Lindros.

In 2000, Rick renewed his association with Bobby Orr and in 2002, partnered with Orr and Paul Krepelka to form ORR. As the current longest-standing agent in the industry, Curran continues to impact the salary market as he focuses his efforts on ensuring that clients of ORR are viewed in the highest regard by those associated with the game today.

Rick and his wife Lisa reside in Naples, FL, and Berwyn, PA. They have three children, Alishia (son-in-law Jason), Ashley (son-in-law Nathan), Michael (daughter-in-law Jessica) and six grandchildren, Sofia, Sienna, Emma, Avery, Michael and Tommy.

Rick mentors students in SMWW Hockey Agent Course.  Twitter: @OrrHockeyGroup

Mentor of the Following Courses:

Hockey Agent

Speaker at the Following Conferences:

Hockey Career Conference