Matt has been involved with all phases of my development on and off ice since High School. We have been through the NHL Draft, Juniors, College, Free Agency, Arbitration and Contract Negotiations. He has educated and empowered me to make decisions for myself. He is always reachable and someone I know will always be there for myself and my family.
No Other Agent I Would Rather Work With
I have been working with Matt for over 20 years. He is always open and honest with every one of his players. His negotiation skills is his strongest asset and his advice has a great value. I highly recommend Matt Keator. There is no other agent I would rather work with.
Secured My Family's Future
I have been working with Matt for over 20 years. His honesty, friendship and knowledge have enhanced my career, maximized my value and secured my family’s future.
Integrity Honesty & Professionalism
We met Matt Keator when our son, Blake Wheeler, was a 16 year old high school sophmore. Blake had recently been ranked on the NHL Entry Draft Pre-Season rankings. We felt we needed a family advisor, and Matt was the first agent we interviewed. From the moment he walked into our home, we felt comfortable with him and everything that he presented to us. We especially appreciated the way in which he spoke to Blake, and made him feel like he was a part of our decision in choosing an agent. During that meeting, we knew that Matt was the perfect choice to represent our son. Integrity, honesty and professionalism were the key words describing Matt Keator then, and still today. We shook hands that day, and 16 years later, Matt continues to represent Blake and his wife Sam and their family.
Jim & Pat Wheeler
- Parents of Blake Wheeler
Matt Keator has been my friend since the mid 90’s. We worked together for the St. Louis Blues and spent a lot of time together traveling, so I really got to know him. When he asked me to help refer players to him in his new job as a hockey agent, I didn’t hesitate. He is hard-working, smart, diligent, with excellent communication skills and a dry sense of humor. His strong values and passion for hockey made it easy for me to recommend him. He represents both my boys, Yan and Paul. Many other players saw how he works, listened and worked with Matt, especially when they saw my sons make it all the way to NHL. As a former player with 22 seasons experience and 10 years at management, I know what a good agent should bring to the table. Matt Keator has what it takes! It feels good to listen to the many players and parents speaking about how satisfied they are with Matt’s friendship and services provided over the years. As a satisfied friend and parent I know what they talking about.
- Father of Paul and Yan Stastny, and Former NHL Player and Hockey Hall of Famer
Agent & Great Friend
I have been with Matt since before I was drafted. I was playing in the USHL and thought it was the right time to find someone that can help me follow my dream. Matt was the man. I wanted someone who not only could help with me the hockey aspect, but was close and had a very good relationship with my family. Communication is key and I needed someone who was easy to talk to with whatever I needed. He is always reachable. He is straightforward and honest with everything, which is what I need. Matt was by my family and me on Draft Day, my first game, first contract, arbitration, and my recent trade. He has guided me every step of the way and I can’t thank him enough for helping me along the way. I am grateful to have him throughout my career as an agent and a great friend.
Puts My Best Interests First
I first met Matt back in the 90’s when he was scouting with my father for the Blues. We have enjoyed a long term business and personal relationship. I have appreciated his professionalism and honesty knowing he always puts my best interests first no matter the situation. We have been through Free Agency a few times and his contacts and relationships with GMs around the league have helped maximize my value and get me to teams where I can thrive as a player.
Always There For Me
Matt has always been there for me. For 13 years, 4 leagues (SPHL, ECHL, AHL and the NHL) 19 different teams and one Stanley Cup, he always picked up the phone and helped me get to where I needed to go. I can’t thank him enough for helping me achieve my dreams no matter how distant they seemed at times.
I started working with Matt when I was an undrafted player in the USHL. I started off with a different, larger firm, but made the switch because I really liked the personal approach he takes with his players. He cares about all of his guys and has stuck with me through all the ups and downs throughout my career. I love that he is never afraid to tell me how it is and that is my favorite attribute of his. He always gives it to me straight, fair and true with no fluff attached. We have been through a lot together and he has guided me through Free Agency, Contract Negotiations, Arbitration as well as helping me sign my life-changing 6 year contract with Vegas. I have enjoyed the journey and love working with someone I know and trust!
The very personalized approach that Matt has adopted while operating as a smaller firm has been an incredible resource for my family and me as I pursued my dream of playing professional hockey. His experience and honesty have been invaluable as we have navigated college recruitment, the NHL draft, and contract negotiations.