Las Vegas, NV (CKLQ) - The Vegas Golden Knights announced on Thursday morning that former Brandon Wheat Kings GM and Head Coach Kelly McCrimmon has been promoted to General Manager of the NHL club.
McCrimmon, who joined the Golden Knights in August of 2016 has been an integral part of building the Golden Knights into a contender in the Western Conference. The Knights lost in the Stanley Cup Finals to Washington in their first year in the league, and lost a heart-breaking game seven earlier this month to the San Jose Sharks.
"Kelly has been a tremendous addition to our hockey operations group and the entire Vegas Golden Knights organization as a whole," said Vegas Golden Knights President of Hockey Operations George McPhee. "His character, leadership, hockey acumen, and player evaluation at both the pro and amateur levels is exceptional. We are confident Kelly will thrive in this new role. We will continue to build a team and a franchise that our fans are proud to support."
McPhee, who was named the club's first General Manager will remain on board as the President of Hockey Operations.
"Working with the Golden Knights has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I am very grateful for this new opportunity," said Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon. "I would like to thank Bill, George, and the entire Golden Knights organization for their support and commitment. We are proud of the foundation we have built and are excited for the future."
With quotes from www.nhl.com/goldenknights