Jerry Buckley founded Buckley Sports Management in 2006 and has since established BSM as a well-respected worldwide agency for professional player representation.
A native of Needham, Massachusetts, Jerry spent nearly a decade in nearby Chestnut Hill, where he attended Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, from which he graduated in 1995, and later Boston College Law School, as a member of the class of 1999. Jerry was officially admitted to the Massachusetts Bar Association in 2000.
Before Jerry ever became an accomplished college scholar and NCAA hockey player, he was an NHL draft selection. With the 84th overall pick in the fourth round of the 1990 National Hockey League Entry Draft, the Boston Bruins drafted Jerry, who would go on to Boston College, where he served as team captain in his senior season. After graduating, Jerry played one season in the East Coast Hockey League before returning to BC to begin Law School.
Jerry began his legal sports career in 1997 as a member of the Pro Athletes Management team in Boston. At PAM, Jerry assisted in the representation of many hockey talents, among them Keith Tkachuk, Bill Guerin and Mike Eruzione.
Throughout his career as a professional hockey player representative, Jerry has seen a lineage of his former players remain active in the NHL by way of scouting, coaching, and management. Notably:
Tom Fitzgerald – New Jersey Devils, Assistant General Manager
Bill Guerin – Pittsburgh Penguins, Assistant General Manager
Joe Sacco – Boston Bruins, Assistant Coach
Mike Sullivan – Pittsburgh Penguins, Head Coach (2016 Stanley Cup Champion)
Mike Dunham – New York Islanders, Goaltending Coach
Robb Tallas – Florida Panthers, Goaltending Coach
Scott Pellerin – Toronto Maple Leafs, Director of Player Development
Shep Harder – Minnesota Wild, Director of Hockey Administration
Dennis Bonvie – Chicago Blackhawks, Pro Scout
Chris Kelleher – Minnesota Wild, Pro Scout
Mike Mottau – Chicago Blackhawks, Scout
Trent Whitfield – Providence Bruins (AHL), Assistant Coach
Honesty and close personal communication with our players comes first and foremost. We will assist our players through their career development. We strive to find the most suitable environment where players where they can develop their talents in the best possible way. Our commitment is to the individual need of our players, not to our own. Our style, approach, experience and technical competence has placed us among the top management organization for professional ice hockey players.