Player-First Management Since 2002

ORR began as Bobby Orr’s vision for a player-first support organization to assist in the development and fulfillment of player careers. Quietly, ORR is respected in the industry as the gold standard of player representation.

Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr

… “’Number 4, Bobby Orr,’ as he was known … reigns as one of the most admired athletes in North America both for his transformative hockey career and personal grace.”
– Bob Holer, Boston Globe – Sept 29, 2013

Bobby Orr played 12 seasons in the NHL (1966-1978) and is today widely recognized as one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His #4 jersey was retired by the Boston Bruins in 1979. Following his legendary NHL playing career and his work as a player agent, Bobby Orr and partners Rick Curran and Paul Krepelka formed ORR in 2002.

Orr’s hockey statistics and awards are without match in the history of the NHL. A full 35 years following his retirement as a player in 1978, he still holds a number of the League’s most coveted records: Most points in one NHL season by a defenceman (139); most assists in one season by a defenceman (102); highest plus/minus in one season (+124); and he is tied for most assists in one game by a defenceman (6). He is the only player in NHL history to win four major awards in one season – the Hart, Norris, Art Ross, and Conn Smythe trophies in 1970; and the only player to win the Norris and Art Ross trophies in the same season more than once.

Bobby won a record eight consecutive Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenceman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league’s most valuable player. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979, the year following his retirement after the Hall agreed, for the first time, to waive the mandatory three-year waiting period.

But Orr is much more than his playing career and the remarkable statistics associated with it. He is widely recognized for his charitable and philanthropic work in the Boston area where he lives and a number of organizations connected to the sport of hockey. He has been the spokesman for the Chevrolet Safe & Fun hockey program, a joint General Motors of Canada/Hockey Canada initiative, since the program’s inception.

He is a recipient of the Order of Canada and has received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2010, Orr was selected as one of eight bearers of the Olympic flag at the  Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympic Games and, in 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

He and his wife Peggy reside in Sandwich MA. They have two sons, Darren and Brent; and two grandchildren, Alexis and Robert.

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Rick Curran

Rick Curran

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.

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Mike Curran

Mike Curran

Mike Curran joined ORR in 2007 and has been an NHLPA Certified Agent since 2006. Mike actively negotiates NHL contracts, as well as is active in securing marketing and sponsorship opportunities for ORR clientele. In addition, Mike plays an instrumental role in player recruitment and management across North America. In his capacity as a family advisor for NCAA student-athletes, he also has extensive knowledge across all junior hockey levels as well as negotiating scholarship packages for prospective CHL players.

Mike earned his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law and is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bar. Prior to law school, he was an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island where he played four years of ACHA D-1 hockey, winning a national championship and being named an All-American in 2006.

Mike resides in Boonton Township, New Jersey with his wife Jessica and their three children, Sofia, Sienna, and Michael.

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Darren Orr

Darren Orr

Darren Orr has been part of ORR team since 2005 and is a NHLPA certified agent. Based in the Boston area, Darren’s primary responsibilities include player recruitment, player service and contract negotiations.

Darren attended Duke University graduating in the spring of 1996 with a BA degree and Marketing & Management certificate. Following graduation, Darren worked for the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League. In this role, he was responsible for developing the marketing programs and spearheading the franchises public relations and publicity initiatives. He was also responsible for maintaining the brand’s integrity and integrated consistent promotional strategies with the franchise’s associated retail store. Following his tenure in Lowell, Darren’s continued his marketing career working directly with the president of Direct Results Group of Boston.

Darren currently resides in Cohasset, Massachusetts with his wife Chelsea and their two children, Alexis and Braxton.

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Dan Marshall

Dan Marshall

Dan Marshall joined ORR in November, shop 2012 and is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, development and servicing of ORR clients in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US, which includes among others, the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas.

Since 1989, Dan has developed elite junior, college, and professional athletes and has worked at both the National Hockey League (NHL) and American Hockey League (AHL) levels. He served as the Director of Player Development for the New York Islanders and also as the Head Coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islander’s AHL affiliate (2001-07).

During this time, Dan worked closely with a young Zdeno Chara (now captain of the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins and a former Norris Trophy winner). Dan has worked with many NHL players and has helped prepare and develop each individual player to succeed at the pro level. Prior to his working at the NHL and AHL levels, Dan founded Canadian Elite Hockey in 1992 which was responsible for developing numerous Junior A and NCAA Elite athletes.

Having worked in amateur scouting in the OHL, USHL and NHL, Dan has developed a keen eye for elite prospects. His passion is in developing character athletes to become the best player/person they can be while helping them fulfill their dream of playing in the National Hockey League.

Originally a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Dan resides in Nesconset, New York with his wife Dierdre and his daughters, Gabrielle, Nicholle, and Natallie.

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William Kawam

William Kawam

William Kawam joined ORR in 2016. Based in Chicago, William plays a significant role in ORR’s player recruitment and management across North America. Additionally, William is responsible for the analytical analysis and contract modeling for all ORR clientele.

Prior to joining ORR, William was an associate with the New York Rangers, working in their Hockey Operations Department. During that time, William worked directly with Glen Sather and Jim Schoenfeld, updating them on all NHL signings, transfers, and trades. Additionally, William performed analytical analyses on all Unrestricted Free Agents, as well as worked closely with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

William spent time playing in the BCHL, AJHL, and EJHL. Following his junior hockey career, William attended the University of Louisville, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management.

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Bob Thornton

Bob Thornton

Bob Thornton, son of former NHL agent Bob Thornton Sr., joined ORR in November 2012 and is responsible for the recruitment and development of ORR clients in the greater New York area. Bob is also currently the owner of Elite Hockey Development.

Bob grew up in the business and became a player and a coach. He played in the USHL, OHL, and ECHL throughout his ten-year hockey career. In the 93-94 season, Bob was part of the OHL’s North Bay Centennials, who won the Robertson Cup and earned a trip to the Memorial Cup which was hosted in Laval, Quebec. In 94-95, Bob won the Anderson and Clark Cup with the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers. Following Bob’s playing career, he became an assistant coach with the ECHL’s Roanoke Express. For over ten years, Bob worked with the New Jersey Rockets Junior program as the Director and Head Coach of the Junior A and B teams. From 2015-2019, he oversaw the PAL Islanders u15/16/18 program and since then Bob has overseen the u14/15/16/18 Westchester Express program in Brewster, NY

Bob founded and formerly managed the USHL Combine and Player Development program.

Bob lives in Long Island, NY with his wife, Annie, and his two sons, Robert and Matthew.

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Harold Konrad

Harold Konrad

Harold Konrad has an extensive background in both education and sports. A career teacher and former department head in mathematics at Walkerville Secondary School in Windsor, ON, Harold has also served in several administrative capacities within the sports of hockey and baseball. Specific to hockey, he was General Manager of the Leamington Flyers of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (Jr. B). He served in the same capacity for the University of Windsor Lancers Hockey Program, a member organization of USports (Canada).In addition, Harold was the Director of Hockey Operations for Huron Hockey School, an internationally respected company involved in the training of elite-level hockey players over a 30-year period. He has also served as a senior administrator for the Chevrolet Safe and Fun hockey program, a joint initiative sponsored by General Motors of Canada and Hockey Canada. Along with Bobby Orr, Harold assisted in delivering the Safe and Fun curriculum in Canada from coast to coast over a 15-year timeline, impacting hundreds of thousands of players, coaches, and parents.

Currently, Harold assists in the scouting, recruiting, and managing of prospective clients on behalf of ORR.

Harold resides with his wife Julie in Kingsville, ON.

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