June 15, 2023

The Vegas Golden Knights won their first Stanley Cup after just six years of joining the National Hockey League (NHL) under the leadership of their President of Hockey Operations, George McPhee. McPhee attended Rutgers Law School after finishing a playing career that included stints with the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils. After graduating in 1992, he began his NHL office career at the Vancouver Canucks and eventually went on to serve as the General Manager for the Washington Capitals, where he selected Alexander Ovechkin in the 2004 NHL Draft.

In 2016, McPhee joined the then-newest NHL franchise based in Las Vegas as their General Manager. Three years later, he resigned to promote his assistant GM, Kelly McCrimmon, and stepped full-time into the role of President of Hockey Operations for the Vegas Golden Knights.

George was recognized at the 2022 Rutgers School of Law–Newark Alumni Association Recognition Gala with the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Co-Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor sat down with George on The Power of Attorney podcast to discuss his career and years in law school. You can listen to that episode by clicking here.

Rutgers Law Honors George McPhee

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