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Classmates Remember McPhee

Coaches and classmates discuss new general manger George McPhee

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights /

Like Bill Foley, who maintains a deep pride in his roots at West Point, new general manager George McPhee has largely been shaped by his alma mater.

A 1982 graduate of Bowling Green, McPhee won the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's top player during his senior year.

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Only 5-foot-10, but with a reputation for ferociousness on the ice, McPhee parlayed his Bowling Green career into an NHL career with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils. This led to a smooth post-retirement transition to Rutgers University (in New Jersey), where he graduated with his law degree in 1992.

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An NHL executive ever since, McPhee is a member of Bowling Green's Athletics Hall of Fame. He was honored by the Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Bowling Green in 2013.

Watch his former classmates and coaches discuss what McPhee was like in college below.

Spoiler Alert: His classmates were not fans of McPhee's fashion sense.

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