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Sheldon Sookdeo

Markham, Ontario, Canada

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Sheldon is currently a Sport Management Worldwide Alumni.  He completed our Hockey GM and Scouting Program in May 2010.  Training included: NHL and international scouting techniques, NHL and minor league hockey general manager practices, Rinknet Scouting Software, NHL collective bargaining agreement and statistical analysis. (Mentored by International Scouting Services).

Sheldon attended our 2010 Hockey Career Conference from the NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles.  He was later hired that summer by Hockeysense Publishing; an online magazine website based out of Nova Scotia, Canada.  He held the position as OHL Scout & Columnist from August 2010 until the website's closure in February 2013.  Sheldon was responsible for scouting OHL prospects that were draft-eligible for the annual NHL Entry Draft.  His scouting reports for all OHL players were published in the company's inaugural 2011 NHL Draft Preview Magazine.  

Some of Sheldon's other responsibilities during his tenure at Hockeysense involved the publication of weekly website reports on the Ontario Hockey League.  He also provided online game reports and summaries from events attended.  The events that Sheldon attended annually included the NHL Leafs Rookie Tournament, the World Juniors Selection Camp, the CHL Home Hardware Prospects Game & Skills Competition, the OHL Playoffs, the CHL MasterCard Memorial Cup, and the annual NHL Entry Draft.  
 
Sheldon recently joined RinkNet Scouting as a Videographer in October 2012.  He is responsible for videotaping footage on draft-eligible prospects for both the OHL and NHL drafts.  Following each taping, he inputs game reports, player profiles, and scouting reports into the company's database.  
 
Outside of the hockey world, Sheldon works part-time with both the MLSE Foundation and Rogers Toronto Blue Jays Partnership.  As a member of the MLSE Foundation, Sheldon assists with in-arena charity events such as the 50/50 draw and Mystery Puck program.  While at Rogers Centre, he generates Ticket Sales revenues and collects donations on behalf of the Jays Care Foundation. 
 
Looking ahead to the 2013-14 season, Sheldon will be scouting prospects from a number of Ontario and Toronto-based leagues.  This includes the OHL, OJHL, GTHL, and OMHA.  You can email Sheldon directly at ssookdeo@smww.com to obtain work samples and make a scouting request.  You can also contact him via Twitter @SheldonSookdeo