Former Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner George McPhee (
Bowling Green) is the new general manager of
the as-yet unnamed Las Vegas expansion team that will start National Hockey League
play in 2017-18, according to NHL.com.
McPhee, 58, who played seven seasons as a forward in the NHL with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, appeared in a total of 155 regular-season outings and 29 Stanley Cup playoff contests from 1983 to 1989. He later spent 17 years as GM of the Washington Capitals (1997-2014), guiding the Caps to eight regular seasons of 40 or more wins, and seven Southeast Division crowns, plus the 1998 Stanley Cup Final.
A native of
, McPhee won the Hobey
Baker Award as a senior at BGSU in 1981-82 when he led the Falcons with 28
goals and 52 assists for 80 points, and also earned All-American and All-CCHA
honors, according to BGSU’s athletic website. In four seasons, he racked up
114-153—267 points in 153 NCAA games, including a 40-goal campaign as a
freshman in 1978-79 when he played for the late Ron Mason. He also helped the
Falcons to two NCAA Tournament berths, two CCHA regular-season titles, and one
CCHA playoff championship. Guelph,