Barnett chooses family over game Mike Barnett, once the most prominent agent in the hockey business and one of the most powerful people in the sport, has stepped away from the game.
Barnett, who was Wayne Gretzky's agent for 21 years, has left the employ of the NHL's New York Rangers in order to spend more time with his wife, Julianna, and four daughters in Scottsdale, Ariz. "We just came back from four days of camping," Barnett said, "and it was exactly what I had hoped it would be. It was a real pleasure. Making coffee for everyone over the open fire in the morning.. amateur scouting with the Rangers, said he made the decision over the Labour Day weekend. Barnett then informed Glen Sather, cheap oakley sport sunglasses the Rangers' president and oakley sunglasses design general manager. Sather and Barnett go way back, of course. Sather was running the Edmonton Oilers when Gretzky was hockey's best player. "Glen was really good about it," Barnett said. "He said family comes first." Barnett had been with the Rangers since July 8, 2008. Prior to that, he had worked for almost six years as general manager, executive vice president and alternate oakley sale off governor of the Phoenix Coyotes. Barnett has six children, five of them under the age of 21. The four girls, ages 19, 17, 13 and 12, all are at home. is a winger with the WHL's Kamloops Blazers and presently is in camp with the NHL's New Jersey Devils, while Jesse, who played one season of junior B hockey with the Summerland Sting, is in law school. "I missed a lot of time with the girls," Mike said. "And I just didn't want to do the hotel airport thing again. It's been 25 years... "It's time for catch up sandro moscoloni time at home." Barnett refused to rule out a potential return to hockey at some point down the road. He said he simply feels that family time is awfully important right now.
Barnett began CorpSport International in Edmonton in 1980, selling it 10 years later to IMG and becoming president of IMG's hockey operations. a position he filled for 12 years. At one time, Barnett represented the likes of Gretzky, Joe Thornton, Jaromir Jagr, Paul Coffey, Sergei Fedorov, Brett Hull, Mats Sundin and Alexander Mogilny.
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