As President of PuckAgency (formerly SFX Hockey/The Marquee Group/Athletes and Artists) for more than thirty years, Jay Grossman has represented some of the most familiar names in the National Hockey League.
Jay’s involvement in the sport of ice hockey is deep seated (his sister, Leah, was born at Madison Square Garden during a New York Rangers’ playoff game) and he was highly active in the development of youth hockey on Long Island and in New York City during his high school years.
His NHL responsibilities commenced with his work as a video analyst for several teams including the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks (under Coach Roger Neilson). After working under Rangers’ and 1980 U.S. Olympic Gold Medal winning coach Herb Brooks, Jay was retained to oversee the most prominent management company in the sport. In 2003, SFX Hockey was renamed PuckAgency, LLC.
Jay has represented such outstanding players as Brian Leetch (Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe, Calder Trophy and Norris Trophy winner, NHL Hall of famer and NHL All-Time 100 Top Player), Sergei Zubov, a 2 time Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist, of the Dallas Stars; Ilya Kovalchuk, a 2002 Rookie of the Year Candidate and 2004 NHL Maurice Richard leading goal scorer; Nikolai Khabibulin, an Olympic Gold and Bronze Medalist and Stanley Cup Champion; Alexei Zhamnov, an Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist; Pekka Rinne, a Vezina and Stanley Cup finalist with the Nashville Predators along with hundreds of other professional athletes. Jay is often found traveling the globe in support, and in search of, the most prominent players in the game.
He has acted on behalf of hockey players from the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Denmark and the Czech and Slovak Republics.
In addition to player representation, Jay is a founding partner of Wheels Up, Inc. and has taught as an adjunct professor at Western New England University in Springfield, MA.
Jay is an honors graduate of Union College, where he served as a player and graduate assistant hockey coach.
He received his J.D. from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.
Jay has been involved in numerous charitable causes including the Leukemia Society of America, Ronald McDonald House, and Ice Hockey in Harlem.
Along with his wife, Nancy, an attorney, and their two children, Justin and Avery, the Grossman family resides in Chappaqua, New York.