Tom McVie, a native of Trail, B.C. played 15 seasons in the WHL, including championship seasons in 1959 with Seattle and 1964-65 with Portland. He played more than 1100 professional games scoring 470 goals.

Tom also enjoyed a productive 27 years as a coach, starting with Fort Wayne of the Eastern Hockey League and including coaching positions in the WHA, AHL and NHL. He coached the WHA Winnipeg Jets to the Avco Cup in 1979. He also coached the Washington Capitals, NHL Winnipeg Jets, New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins.

A remarkable coaching career with more than 600 victories. He is now a scout with the Boston Bruins.