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Reports: Ken Holland expected to be new Edmonton Oilers general manager

 

By @MichaelCaples –

It’s been just 16 days since he helped welcome Steve Yzerman back to the Red Wings as the team’s new general manager.

Now, it appears Ken Holland is moving on.

As reported by TSN’s Ryan Rishaug and Darren Dreger, Holland is expected to accept an offer from the Edmonton Oilers today that will make him the new general manager of Connor McDavid’s club in Alberta.

 

With the Wings’ hiring of Yzerman – something Holland is said to be actively involved with making happen – Holland had been promoted to senior vice president and he had signed a multi-year extension.

Holland completed his 36th season with the Red Wings in 2018-19 – 22nd as the team’s general manager. He led the Wings to four Presidents’ Trophies, 10 division championships, five regular-season conference titles and, most importantly, three Stanley Cup championships.

Detroit won four Stanley Cups with Holland playing a prominent position in the Wings’ front office; he took over as general manager before the 1997-98 campaign.

This season, he became the winningest general manager in franchise history, passing Jack Adams on Feb. 2 in Ottawa.

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