Law School Alumnus Scores Stanley Cup Victory as General Manager of Vegas Golden Knights

A Rutgers Law School alumnus who attended the Newark campus led the Vegas Golden Knights NHL team to a Stanley Cup victory as President of Hockey Operations this spring.

George McPhee Rutgers graduated from law school in 1992 after finishing a playing career that included stints with the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils.

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.