It sounds like we have confirmation on who will be named the first ever general manager in the history of the National Hockey League's franchise in Las Vegas.
While there have been rumors, Islanders insider Arthur Staple has just reported that a source has confirmed to him that Islanders special advisor George McPhee will be named to the position during an official announcement tomorrow. Staple is one of the best in the business and you can take this one to the bank.
McPhee is best known for his time as the general manager of the Washington Capitals, where he orchestrated the trades of several big names like Jaromir Jagr, Sergei Gonchar and Peter Bondra. McPhee would also go on to draft superstar Alex Ovechkin before eventually being relieved of his duties.
He also made headlines for an incident where he attacked former Chicago Blackhawks head coach Lorne Molleken, earning a suspension and a fine from the league, although that likely did not play in to his favor during the hiring process.