None of it is needed. Anyone can call any coach and set up visits. If they are interested in your kid, it's free. If they are not interested and you need PM to set it up, your out the cash and all he did was call in a favor but after the visit they will still not be interested. And what does place on a team mean? You can get on most teams by writing a check. So now you get to write two? Sounds like a deal to me.
If your kid is good enough, get with an agent/advisor who doesn't charge anything. If your kids not good enough to get the attention of an agent/advisor, then realize that your kid is not good enough and the number of checks you write isn't going to change it.
And if anyone knew about the antics back in the mite/squirt/peewee days you would die laughing. He was the poster boy for everything that's wrong with youth sports.
His kid is NHL good enough and I suppose the guy will own a team someday....or at least a rink with the kid's cash. I wouldn't worry about him. Funny too, when people came on here years ago and everyone bashed him and his kid and I guess he shut-up all of the CM crazies and the doubters.
I recall no one bashing the kid. Very good player all the through the years. It was the sideshow that got the bashing.