Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- George McPhee
Left-winger George McPhee was a solid role player for parts of seven seasons in the 1980s. His greatest success in hockey came as an amateur and an NHL executive following his playing career.

Born in Guelph, Ontario, McPhee played Junior B with the Guelph Platers in 1977-78 before spending four years at Bowling Green University. In 1978-79, he was named the CCHA's top rookie after notching 40 goals in 43 games. He was also named to the conference's first all-star team once and second all-star unit on two occasions. McPhee's outstanding amateur career was capped off when he was named the winner of the Hobey Baker Award as the top U.S. collegiate player. After graduating with a business degree in 1982, the young forward signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers. He left Bowling Green as the CCHA's all-time leading scorer and was the first player to make the conferences all academic team three straight years.

"Fenster" was a hard working role player in New York and enjoyed his best season in 1984-85 when he played on an efficient line with Bob Brooke and Robbie Ftorek. He later joined the New Jersey Devils, but his playing time was curtailed by a serious back injury. McPhee was forced to retire in 1989. On June 9, 1997, he became the fifth general manager in Washington Capitals history and led the team to its first Stanley Cup finals appearance a few months later. Under his guidance, the team was one of the most exciting in the NHL and added superstar Jaromir Jagr prior to the 2001-02 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Guelph Platers ON-Jr.A 48 53 57 110 150
1977-78 Guelph Platers Cen-Cup
1978-79 Bowling Green University CCHA 43 40 48 88 58
1979-80 Bowling Green University CCHA 34 21 24 45 51
1980-81 Bowling Green University CCHA 36 25 29 54 68
1981-82 Bowling Green University CCHA 40 28 52 80 57
1982-83 Tulsa Oilers CHL 61 17 43 60 145 7 1 1 2 14
1982-83 New York Rangers NHL 0 9 3 3 6 2
1983-84 New York Rangers NHL 9 1 1 2 11 0
1983-84 Tulsa Oilers CHL 49 20 28 48 133
1984-85 New York Rangers NHL 49 12 15 27 139 -9 3 1 0 1 7
1984-85 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 3 2 2 4 13
1985-86 New York Rangers NHL 30 4 4 8 63 +5 11 0 0 0 32
1986-87 New York Rangers NHL 21 4 4 8 34 -2 6 1 0 1 28
1987-88 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 3 0 3 8 +2
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 1 1 2 +1
1988-89 Utica Devils AHL 8 3 2 5 31 3 1 0 1 26
1989-1992
1992-1997 Vancouver Canucks NHLMGNT
1997-2000 Washington Capitals NHLMGNT
NHL Totals 115 24 25 49 257 29 5 3 8 69


Centennial Cup All-Star Team
CCHA Second All-Star Team (1979, 1981)
CCHA Rookie of the Year (1979)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1982)
CCHA Player of the Year (1982)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1982)
Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1982)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 1982.
Suffered eventual career-ending back injury in game vs. Pittsburgh, November 4, 1985. Traded to Winnipeg by NY Rangers for Winnipeg's 4th round pick (Jim Cummins) in 1989 NHL Draft, September 30, 1987.
Missed majority of 1986-87 due to shoulder injury suffered in exhibition game vs. Pittsburgh, October 5, 1986. Traded to New Jersey by Winnipeg for New Jersey's 7th round pick (Doug Evans) in 1989 NHL Draft, October 7, 1987.
Attended Rutgers University and earned Law Degree, 1989-1992.
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