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George McPhee expected to be named GM of Las Vegas NHL franchise

The National Hockey League's new Las Vegas franchise will announce the organization's first general manager on Wednesday, with George McPhee expected to get the job.

Won 7 division titles and a Presidents' Trophy with Washington

Former Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee is expected to be named GM of the new Las Vegas franchise on Wednesday. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The National Hockey League's new Las Vegas franchise will announce the organization's first general manager on Wednesday, with George McPhee expected to get the job.

McPhee, 58, spent 17 seasons as GM of the Washington Capitals but did not have his contract renewed following the 2013-14 season. He spent this past season as an advisor to New York Islanders GM Garth Snow.

TSN's Bob McKenzie tweeted Tuesday that McPhee was the likely candidate.

Under McPhee, the Capitals won seven Southeast Division titles, a Presidents' Trophy, and lost in the Stanley Cup final in 1998.

Las Vegas, under majority owner Bill Foley, became the NHL's 31st franchise last month. The team will begin play in the 2017-18 season. 

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