Meet the Vegas Golden Knights Front Office.

General Manager – George McPhee:

GMGM played college hockey at Bowling Green State University, where he won the Hobey Baker Award (college hockey’s top player) in 1982.  In 1983-83, he won the CHL championship as a member of the Tulsa Oilers.  He would go on to play 7 seasons in the NHL for the Rangers and Devils.  In 1992, he became the vice president and director of hockey ops for the Vancouver Canucks.  From 1997 – 2014, McPhee was the GM of the Washington Capitals, until he was relieved of his duties.  He would spend the 2015-16 season with the New York Islanders. On July 13, 2016, McPhee was hired as the General Manager for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Assistant General Manager Kelly McCrimmon:

Before joining the Golden Knights, McCrimmon had been with the Brandon Wheat Kings as majority owner, general manager, and head coach.  He was also named the Western Hockey League’s Executive of the Year in 1995, 2010, and 2015.  In 2010, He was also awarded the Executive of the Year for the Canadian Hockey League.  He holds the most wins in Brandon history with a record of 423-223-36-38.  Kelly also served as an assistant for Team Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship.

Senior Vice President – Murray Craven:

Craven played Center for 18 seasons in the NHL, since then He had been living in Whitefish, Montana.  It was in Montana, at the golf club, that he became friends with Bill Foley.  One day, while sitting on his dock, Foley pulled up to the dock Craven was on and said: “I’m thinking of putting a team in Las Vegas”. Since then, the NHL has expanded to Vegas with Foley as an owner.  Now Craven is the Senior Vice President where he oversees the building of the new practice facility, along with pro scouting on the weekends.

Director of Player Personnel – Vaughn Karpan:

Karpan played with the Canadian Men’s National Team from 1983-1988.  He also played for Team Canada in the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics.  After retiring, he served as an amateur scout for the Winnipeg Jets.  From there, he joined the Arizona Coyotes as the Director of Amateur Scouting.  In 2005, Karpan became a scout for the Montreal Canadians, becoming the Director of Professional Scouting in 2015.

Assistant Director of Player Personnel – Bob Lowes:

Bob comes to Las Vegas by way of Ottawa, where he started out in 2006 as a part-time amateur scout.  He would go on to become Ottawa’s Chief Amateur Scout.  Prior to his time with the Senators, Lowes coached in the Western Hockey League for 12 seasons.

Director of Amateur Scouting – Scott Luce:

Joined the Florida Panthers in 2002, as Director of Amateur Scouting until he was relieved of his duties at the end of last season.

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