Like father, like son. Long-time player agent and family advisor David Maciuk has spent more than 60 years in the game of hockey dating back to his childhood days growing up in Sault Ste. Marie. And as the age-less Maciuk — who has lived in Chicago for a number of years — continues to grow his JDM Sports Management company, he works alongside his 36-year old son Justin Maciuk.
“We started full time together in 2006 and Justin has been with me at the rink since he was four years old,” the elder Maciuk relayed to Hockey News North. “And we run JDM Sports as a family business.”
Both father and son played a lot of hockey in their younger days as hard-working forwards. David skated for the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League in the early 1970s and advanced to the minor pro ranks in Chicago. Justin, meanwhile, went through the reputable Chicago Young Americans program to the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League and the Soo Indians of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and finally reached the National Collegiate Athletic Association level.
Nowadays, besides assisting his dad with JDM Sports Management, Justin has been the hockey director for the Chicago Blues mite and squirt program for several years.
The work that JDM Sports Management does includes putting teams together for off season play at the venerable Chowder Cup Tournament in Boston. And as player agents and family advisors, the Maciuks now have a whopping 150 clients who are playing at the Division 1, NCAA level and hundreds more in NCAA Division 3 and American Collegiate Hockey Association programs.
For more information and/or to contact David or Justin Maciuk, visit www.jdmsports.com