McPhee on Las Vegas Trading for Ovechkin: “That’s Not Going to Happen”

As the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine wrapped up this morning in Buffalo, the league’s newest General Manager, George McPhee of the Vegas Golden Knights, met with the media to discuss the expansion draft, the NHL entry draft, and potential trades, including trading for the Capitals Alex Ovechkin

McPhee was quickly asked about the chances of trying to sign Alexander Ovechkin or acquiring the Capitals winger by way of a trade. McPhee shot the idea down immediately.

Capitals GM, Brian MacLellan, did little to quiet trade rumors earlier this week when he left open the possibility that Washington could consider trading their leader if a “hockey deal” emerged.

McPhee talked about the need for a face of the new franchise following the scouting combine:

The Knights expansion draft picks will be publicly released as part of the NHL Awards ceremony held June 21 at T-Mobile Arena, the team’s home arena.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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