The Vegas Golden Knights has announced the promotion of Assistant General Manager Kelly McCrimmon to the position of General Manager for the team.
George McPhee will remain as President of Hockey Operations. The promotion will officially take place on September 1, 2019.
Golden Knights owner Bill Foley released the following statement:
“This is a very exciting announcement for our club and Vegas Golden Knights fans around the world. George and Kelly are a fantastic team. From the mock draft exercises and preparation leading up to the Expansion Draft, building out our coaching staff, and continually improving our team through the draft, trades, signings and free agency, the work they have done over the last three years has been remarkable. Together they have constructed a championship-caliber team in a very short time. This personnel move ensures that our hockey operations group stays intact and positions our organization for long term success.”
Multiple sources say McCrimmon was being considered for the General Manager job with the Edmonton Oilers.