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Thane Campbell

Thane Campbell

President

Thane Campbell, is the President, founder, and principal of Pro Counsel International Inc. (1995). He has been a certified Agent with the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) since certification was first formalized in 1996.

He has advised and represented Jonathan Cheechoo (2006 Maurice Richard Trophy winner), Michael Ryder (2005 Rookie of the year as voted by the players and runner up for the Calder Trophy, 2011 Stanley Cup Winner) and Justin Williams (2006 Stanley Cup winner) for approximately 20 years. He has since expanded this impressive list to include other top NHL prospects.

As a lawyer his experience includes appearing successfully at both the Superior Court of Ontario and the Ontario Court of Appeal. He continues to litigate cases and provide counsel on a variety of legal matters to both clients and lawyers.

Thane has played Junior, Senior and University hockey and has coached numerous players who have gone on to professional careers. He works with prospects to ensure they have every opportunity to play in the NHL.

As an experienced agent Thane recognizes each player's needs will differ and it is his job to accommodate these varied needs. He understands the Collective Bargaining Agreement and ensures the rights of the player are protected, and contracts are negotiated in compliance with this agreement. The needs of an NHL player also involve managing or working with accountants, lawyers, financial planners, trainers, investment personnel, dealing with endorsements, assisting with charity events, appearances and signings, and insurance needs.

His primary education includes a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A) as well as an undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) (Accounting Major).

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Nadia Schepis

Assistant

Nadia has worked with Thane Campbell for approximately 20 years gaining valuable experience in all areas of player representation. She works with all Pro Counsel clients, from the prospect to the NHL Star. Nadia's experience enables her to provide the support needed including, flight arrangements, hotel accommodations, medical appointments and facilitating training camp needs for all Pro Counsel clients. She works with the insurers, the financial planners, and the accountants. She helps to manage endorsements for the clients, and looks after insurance needs.

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Serge Gagnon

Serge has been involved in hockey for over 40 years including coaching at the AAA level in the GTHL. He has spent many summers running development camps for players primarily working with a number of OHL coaches and managers. Serge has a keen eye for talent having scouted current PCI clients including the McGinn brothers and Tyler Graovac.

Serge joined Pro Counsel some 10 years ago. He has been working with players at all levels of hockey from AAA to the NHL.

Serge is a retired teacher. He is married and has 2 daughters.

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Nathan Robinson

Robinson played major junior hockey with the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League, where he won the OHL scoring title in the 2001-02 season.

He went on to play in the Detroit and Boston organizations.

In 2006, he left for Europe signing with Adler Mannheim in Germany and then moved to Eisbären Berlin the next season becoming an elite player in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Prior to the 2009–10 season he signed a two-year contract to return with Adler Mannheim. In his first season in his return to Mannheim, Robinson helped the Eagles become DEL Champions, marking his third successive DEL Championship.

During the 2010–11 season,he join the silver medalists Espoo Blues of the Finnish SM-liiga, for the remainder of the season finishing on January 27, 2011. In September 2011, he signed a contract with the Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League.

On September 5, 2012, he signed a one-year contract as a free agent in Germany with the Kölner Haie of the DEL.

On July 28, 2014, Robinson was as signed with the Nottingham Panthers of the UK's EIHL who, competed in the Champions Hockey League in 2014/15. 2014-15 season, Robinson signed with HC Slavia Praha of the 1st Czech Republic Hockey League, In the Czech Republic. For the 2016-17 season, Robinson signed with Shakhtyor Soligorsk of the Belarusian Extraliga, and later signed with EHC Bayreuth in the DEL2. And currently Robinson joined Saale Bulls Halle of the German league Oberliga as a Player/coach . Nathan has many years of experience and Knowledge of European Hockey also has a bachelor degree Fitness & Nutrition.

Stephane Gagnon

Stephane obtained his BA (Political Science 1986) and B. ED (1990) from York University. He lives in Toronto where he has been a teacher for 27 years. Stephane has been involved in recruitment and mentoring professional prospects for the last 20 years.

Stephane coached at the AAA level in the GTHL. He has worked closely with assisting players of all levels from minor hockey, OPJHL, OHL, QMJL, AHL and NHL. Presently he works closely with current Pro-Counsel clients: Jamie, Tye and Brock McGinn and Tyler Graovac whom he has mentored since their days in the GTHL.

John Dunphy

Currently resides in Northern Alberta with wife and 2 children and has been Developing players for over 10 years. Some of his accomplishments include: Captained Toronto Redwings to five consecutive MTHL championships, Minor Atom through Minor Bantan, OJHL All-Star Streetsville Derby’s and OJHL Jr. A Rookie of the Year

Coaching Experience:
  • Owner and Head instructor for Blades of Steel Hockey Development for 10 years
  • North American AAA’s Spring Hockey Head Coach
  • Toronto Redwings AAA GTHL assistant coach Minor Pee-Wee and Pee-Wee 2003-2005
  • Blades of Steel Spring Hockey AAA Atom, Pee-Wee and Bantam from 2006 to current
  • Grande Prairie Golden Arrows Bantam AAA Head Coach 2010-2011
  • Grande Prairie Ernie’s Sports Exports Midget AAA Head Coach 2011-2012
  • Alberta cup head coach team North 2015
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