Coach-Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL
Kerry was born in Peterborough, Ontario Canada and currently resides in the Philadelphia area. After a thirteen year professional playing career he retired and created ProAthlete Loan, a company that specialized in helping professional athletes secure various types of Mortgage Financing. After becoming a Licensed Mortgage Banker and managing a company with over 90 Mortgage Originators, Kerry’s love and passion for hockey brought him back to work in the representation field. He became a NHLPA Certified Player Agent working with The Will Sports Group. He has worked with management companies that have been in existence since the early 80′s that have represented some of the most successful people in the field of professional sports as well as music and entertainment.
Kerry also created Platinum Hockey Group Consulting Company and has worked with companies that have represented and advised players at all levels including NHL stars Thomas Chabot, Miro Heiskanen, Casey Middlestat, Mike Cammelleri, Tyler Seguin, Alex Galchenyuk, Nail Yakupov and Olli Yokinen, Scott Gomez as well as former stars Ron Hextall, Rick Tocchet, Brian Propp, Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin, Scott Mellanby, Garth Snow, Paul Holmgren, Craig Berube, Gord Murphy, Bob Corkum, Keith Jones and Murray Craven. Kerry has worked with players in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, Europe and Major Junior, and has advised young players in minor hockey and college on the many complex situations they have faced.
In 2015, after a successful youth and junior coaching career, Kerry agreed to become an assistant coach with The Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms. His primary responsibility was to help develop the young Defence prospects within the organization.
-over 800 professional games played over 13 seasons
-Played for Philadelphia Flyers, Quebec Nordiques, Ottawa Senators, Hershey Bears, Las Vegas Thunder and Grand Rapids Griffins
-1st round Draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers 1986
-played in NHL at age of 18
-1986 Memorial Cup Champion with the Guelph Platers of the OHL
-1987 Max Kaminsky Trophy winner as OHL Best Defenseman
-1987 OHL All Star
-1987 Member of Canadian National World Junior Team
-1987 Major Junior Hockey Scholastic Player of the Year
-1988 Member of the Canadian Olympic Team Program
-1992 Member of the Canadian National World Championship Team
-1993-94 NHLPA Player Representative for Quebec Nordiques
-1995 NHLPA Player Representative for the Ottawa Senators
-Current Member of the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Association
-Current Member of the NHL Alumni Association
-Hockey Instructor Red Bank Armory, Red Bank NJ
-Level 5 USA Hockey Coach
-2010-2012 Sports College Placement Group/Pointstreak Technologies
-2000-2007 Licensed Mortgage Banker, VP of Sales American Residential Mortgage, Owner ProAthlete Loan.
-3 time Philadelphia Marathon Participant
-Bachelor of Legal Studies -Kaplan/Purdue University
-Former Player Representative and Advisor Cornerstone Management
-Former Player Representative/ NHLPA Certified Player Agent/Regional Director of The Will Sports Group www.willsportsgroup.com
-Director of The Knights Hockey Academy, Wilkes Barre, PA 2013-2015.
-Board Member of Global Performance Academy.
-Owner Platinum Hockey Group Hockey Consulting Company.
-Coached on staffs of U16 and U18 programs with WBS Knights compiling a 225-66-16 record.
-2015 Served as the GM and Director of Hockey Operations for the WBS Knights NAHL Expansion Team.
-Current Assistant Coach Lehigh Valley Phantoms, American Hockey League 2016-Present.
-Served as AHL Interim Head Coach of Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2018-19.
-Student of Columbia University Careers in Sports Management Program.
–University of Pennsylvania -Achieving Personal and Professional Success Specialization Certification.
-Current Professional Scout-Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League