Alex is the cornerstone of our franchise, and I fully believe that he will help us achieve our ultimate goal of being a Stanley Cup teamCaps sign Ovechkin to long-term deal Jan 10, 2008
The award was about where we thought it would come inWitt gets a raise in arbitration Aug 18, 2004
Our doctors have talked to their doctors quite a bit and assured us this is not a career-threatening injuryAnson Carter joins Los Angeles Kings Mar 09, 2004
We have given Robert a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup while adding a good young player and two valuable draft choices to our organizationCapitals trade Robert Lang to Detroit Feb 27, 2004
He brings speed, offense and good defensive play to the organizationCapitals ink Gordon Jul 04, 2003
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.