By @MichaelCaples –
Less than two hours before the team’s final game of the 2017-18 season, the Red Wings brought members of the media together for an announcement.
Executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland has signed a two-year contract extension.
Holland has been with the Red Wings for the last 35 seasons; the 62-year-old has served as general manager of the team for 21.
Since being appointed the Wings’ GM in July 1997, the Wings have more wins than any other NHL franchise. Detroit has won three Stanley Cups, four Presidents’ Trophies, 10 Central Division titles and five regular-season conference titles.
The Wings enter Saturday’s finale with a 30-39-12 record this season, however – it will be the second-straight season that the team misses the playoffs after reaching the postseason 25 seasons in a row.
MiHockey’s Andrew Knapik is contributing to this story from Detroit.