The Vegas Golden Knights have promoted Kelly McCrimmon to general manager.

George McPhee will remain in his role as president of hockey operations.

McCrimmon was previously assistant general manager and received interest from the Edmonton Oilers to become their general manager. The Seattle expansion franchise was also interested in McCrimmon.

"Together they have constructed a championship-caliber team in a very short time," Golden Knights owner Bill Foley said of McPhee and McCrimmon in a statement. "This personnel move ensures that our hockey operations group stays intact and positions our organization for long-term success."