- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Islanders have named George McPhee as special adviser to general manager Garth Snow.

Snow announced the appointment of the former Washington Capitals general manager Wednesday.

McPhee served as the Capitals general manager for 17 seasons beginning in 1997-98. The team reached the playoffs 10 times during his tenure. Under his leadership, the team claimed seven Southeast Division championships and one President’s Trophy (2009-10).

McPhee oversaw Washington’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in his first season.

Prior to joining the Capitals, McPhee spent five seasons as the vice president and director of hockey operation for the Vancouver Canucks. The team had four trips to the playoffs, and a trip to the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals.

McPhee had a seven-year NHL playing career with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.

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