Red Wings Sign GM Holland To 4 Year Extension
Friday Aug 15, 2014 12:00am
(DETROIT) - The Detroit Red Wings have signed executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract through the 2017-18 season. Holland has been Detroit's GM for the past 17 seasons, and since he took over in July 1997, his teams have won more regular-season games (746) and playoff games (115) than any other organization. The Red Wings won Stanley Cups in 1998, 2002 and 2008, and another in 1997 while he was an assistant GM. In a statement, team owner Mike Ilitch said that Holland is regarded as one of the premier executives in the National Hockey League and has been instrumental in the success of the Red Wings over the last two decades. Ilitch says he feels strongly that stability is key to the success of any organization and having this new agreement in place with Ken is important to the organization and its future. Holland has been with the Red Wings in some capacity for the past 31 seasons. He was a player and a scout before joining management. During his tenure as GM, the Red Wings have won four Presidents' Trophies, five regular-season conference titles and 10 division titles.
Ken Holland answers questions following the announcement of his four year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings (photo courtesy of The Detroit Red Wings).