George McPhee
Left Wing
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 225 pounds
Born: 7.2.58 Guelph, Ontario
How he arrived: Traded by the Winnipeg Jets for Devils' 7th round pick in the 1989 E.D., 10.7.87
How he left: Retired after 88-89 season
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1987-88
NJ
5
3
0
3
2
8
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1988-89
NJ
1
0
1
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
6
3
1
4
3
10
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
McPhee had run into some bad luck in his days as a pro. He was a star coming out of Bowling Green when he signed
with the New York Rangers, but injuries mounted up over the years, including a serious back injury in 1984 that would
ultimately force him to retire.

When he WAS in the lineup, though, he was an excellent role player. Sadly, the only memory I have of him while a
Devil was of Alyssa Milano wearing his jersey for a poster when she was a teenager. I'm sure you've seen the picture
by now.

Back then, people quipped that wearing the number 21 for the Devils would mean your career end due to an injury.
(Something like that.) Well, McPhee wore 21... His back would be reinjured not long after the Devils traded for him.
He would miss the rest of the season and the balance of the next one.

After he retired, he decided to go back to school. He had already earned a business degree while at Bowling Green.
He would enroll into Rutgers and got a law degree in 1992 on top of that.

He entered the managerial role upon completion of law school when the Vancouver Canucks hired him as their VP
and Director of Hockey Operations. He would work with them for 5 seasons before moving on to the Washington
Capitals as their GM, a position he held until 2014. He would join the Islanders organization in an advisory role in the
fall of 2015. That stay was short, as he got the call to be the GM for the expansion team in Las Vegas in the summer
of 2016.
Entry Draft: None
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