Our team

Chris Hills-Managing Director/Family Advisor

Chris founded Hockey Concepts to help players reach their maximum potential. He has an extensive hockey background, coaching, scouting and mentoring at the high school, junior and international level for USA Hockey. As an Agent, Chris works with many AHL and ECHL minor professional players, negotiating contracts and securing employment for them. As a Family Advisor, Chris also works closely with all the firm's family advising clients, guiding them to the NCAA.

On a personal note, I truly believe that my hockey knowledge, commitment for our clients, and passion for the game itself drive my desire to grow Hockey Concepts. The team assembled at the firm has been hand picked for the betterment of our clients, and the results we have shown and our currently showing for our clients are second to none.

Shawn Hutcheon-Hockey Family Advisor/Hockey Agent

Shawn has been involved in the sport of hockey one way or another all his life. His passion for Hockey is shared with Sports Writing. Shawn has coached many successful teams, including serving as an assistant coach with the 2013 USA Hockey U18 Tier 1 National Champion Neponset Valley River Rats,  while working as a journalist covering the NHL and NCAA Hockey, which as granted him the ability to establish a great reputation and an unparalleled network of contacts for our clients

Dino Azzano-Director of Scouting Ontario



Dino has been in the hockey business for over 35. His experience ranges from hockey executive to agent. Dino has been in executive in the AHL, General Manager of several different CJHL teams. He has worked as a scout in the OHL.

Most recently he has owned and operated DCA Sports Management, and has been a player advisor Pro Vision Sports Management.


John Vigilante-Director of Player Development/Player Representative/Girls Director

John has an extensive hockey background including a seven-year playing career in the AHL and Europe before having to retire. John has a proven track record of developing players through his school Vigilante Hockey Schools. John will be providing guidance and direction using video and on-site visits to help maximize our players' development.

Scouts And Recruiters

Don Gartner- New England

Mike Contessa- Mid Atlantic

Steve Androlewicz-Midwest US

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Hockey Concepts, LLC

733 Turnpike St, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845, United States