Kelly McCrimmon is expected to be named assistant general manager of the Las Vegas expansion franchise.

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McCrimmon would serve as the right-hand man to George McPhee, who was named general manager earlier this month.

McCrimmon is the owner, general manager and head coach of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings. He joined the organization in 1988 as an assistant coach before taking over as GM the following season.

McCrimmon was named WHL Executive of the Year in 1995, 2010, and 2015 and won the CHL's Executive of the Year award in 2010. The 55-year-old was also an assistant coach for the Canadian team at the 2016 World Junior Championships.

The Las Vegas team will make it's debut at the start of the 2017-18 season.