Isles hire McPhee as special advisor to GM

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George McPhee has a new job with an NHL team. He’ll join the New York Islanders as a special advisor to general manager Garth Snow.

“George brings a tremendous amount of experience and insight to our front office,” Snow said in a release. “His ability to evaluate players along with his managerial skills, are an asset that we’re thrilled to add to our Hockey Operations Department.”

“I’m excited to join such a storied franchise,” McPhee said. “The Islanders have a great young team and I’m looking forward to contributing in any way I can to help them get to the next level.”

McPhee was let go as GM of the Washington Capitals in April of 2014. He’d held the position since 1997. Before that, he’d been an executive with the Vancouver Canucks.

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