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Adam Oates is introduced as the Washington Capitals new head coach in Washington
Adam Oates (C), Ted Leonsis (L), Owner of the Washington Capitals, and George McPhee, Vice President and General Manager of the Washington Capitals, share a laugh after Oates was introduced as the Washington Capitals new head coach during a press conference at the Verizon Center on June 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Oates was an assistant coach for the New Jersey Devils and played for the Washington Capitals when they made a Stanly Cup playoff appearance in 1998. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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George McPhee (born July 2, 1958) is the general manager of the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals as well as the team's alternate governor and vice president. His nicknames include "GMGM," short for "General Manager George McPhee," and "The Undertaker" for his play after the whistle.

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 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. He won the 1983-84 CHL Championship (Adams Cup) as a member of the Tulsa Oilers team coached by Tom Webster. He had a seven year career in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers.

In 1992, McPhee landed his first major NHL management position, starting as vice president and director of hockey operations as well as alternate governor for the Vancouver Canucks, assisting then general manager Pat Quinn. With 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.

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