Speculated yesterday and confirmed today, Las Vegas chose former Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee as its first GM in team history. The announcement was made at 4pm ET press conference with owner Bill Foley. McPhee had been a special advisor with the Islanders.
Foley, tweets Tom Gulitti, was looking for someone with a “take no prisoners” outlook when it comes to team building. McPhee stated that his goal is to be competitive quickly, and to win the Cup. Stephen Whyno tweets that McPhee is in no hurry to hire a coach.
John Shannon tweets that as had been previously reported, Foley chose between former Coyotes general manager Don Maloney and McPhee.