with Sonny Sachdeva of Sportsnet,
Allan Walsh has never been one to go quietly.
It’s in fact his inclination to do the opposite that’s made his name in the game. While others boast client lists with brighter stars and higher dollars, Walsh has risen to become one of hockey’s best-known agents through his unabashed loyalty to his players — and his willingness to wear that loyalty on his sleeve publicly when he feels injustice is afoot, at times becoming a newsmaker in his own right.
But back before he first went to the negotiating table for NHLers, back before he was making waves on Twitter as the sport’s loudest voice on labour issues, Walsh was a young prosecutor in L.A., thrown into the fire navigating murder cases and wondering how his dream of working in hockey had taken such a sharp left turn.
This is how the most outspoken player agent in the game found his way back to the sport he’s long worshipped, in his own words.