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Encyclopedia > George McPhee

George McPhee is the general manager of the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals as well as the team's alternate governor and vice president. His nickname is "GMGM," short for "General Manager George McPhee." The term general manager is a title used by an executive in a business operation, although the duties of the position vary according to the context. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... The Washington Capitals are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Washington, D.C. // Facts Founded: 1974-1975 Arena: MCI Center (Verizon Center in 2006) Former Arena: US Airways Arena (a. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ...


As a Hockey Player

Prior to his career in management, McPhee was a prominent college hockey player at Bowling Green State University. There he was the recipient of the 1982 Hobey Baker Memorial Award (given to college hockey's top player), was chosen as a First-Team All-Central Collegiate Hockey Association selection in 1982, Second-Team All-CCHA honors in 1979 and 1981 and was the CCHA's Rookie of the Year in 1979. After college he had a seven year career in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers. Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public, four-year institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA; about 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio on I-75. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... The New Jersey Devils (NJD) are a National Hockey League team based in the Continental Airlines Arena of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...

Early NHL Years

In 1992, McPhee landed his first major NHL started as vice president and director of hockey operations as well as alternate governor for the Vancouver Canucks, assisting then general manager Pat Quinn. With the McPhee, the team made the playoffs four times, won a division championship and played in the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals, which they lost to the New York Rangers. The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... For the Irish grocery chain entrepreneur, see Quinnsworth Pat Quinn (born January 29, 1943) in Hamilton, Ontario, has been the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs since the 1998-99 NHL season and is former National Hockey League defenceman. ...

Washington Capitals

When McPhee joined the Capitals in 1997, the team was looking to turn around it's long storied history of being a regular season juggernaut, only to fold in the playoffs. Things started off great, as McPhee engineering the club's first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in his first season. The team has played well under the general management of McPhee, having won two Southeast Division championships (1999-00 and 2000-01), had three 40-or-more win seasons (1997-98, 1999-00 and 2000-01) and a 102-point season (1999-00), yet since McPhee's first year, the team has failed to go beyond the first round of the playoffs.

The 2003-2004 Fire Sale

Throughout the 2003-2004, McPhee and Caps owner Ted Leonsis made the decision to scrap the team's current lineup in order to dump salaries and begin a youth movement for the team. Thus, in one of the largest fire sales in professional sports history, Sergei Gonchar, Jaromir Jagr, Peter Bondra, Michael Nylander, Mike Grier, Robert Lang and Steve Konowalchuk were all traded within that season. This has caused much criticism towards McPhee. Ted Leonsis is the majority owner of the NHLs Washington Capitals, purchasing the franchise in 1999 from Abe Pollin for $85 million. ... A fire sale is the sale of goods at extremely low prices, typically when the seller faces bankruptcy or other impending distress. ... Sergei Gonchar (born April 13, 1974) is a Russian ice hockey player who currently plays in the NHL. He was drafted in the first round of the 1992 draft as pick #14 by the Washington Capitals. ... Jaromír Jágr ▶ (help· info) (born February 15, 1972 in Kladno, Czech Republic) is regarded as one of the top ice hockey players in the NHL today, and is arguably the best European player that has ever worn an NHL uniform. ... Peter Bondra, #12 (#10 while with the Ottawa Senators in the 2003-2004 NHL season) was born on February 7, 1968 in Luck in the U.S.S.R., now in Ukraine. ... Michael Nylander (b. ... Mike Grier (born January 5, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, USA) is a National Hockey League forward. ... This article is about Robert Lang, the hockey player. ... Steve Konowalchuk (Born: November 11, 1972 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA-) is an American professional ice hockey leftwinger who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Colorado Avalanche. ...

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