The Detroit Red Wings announced Thursday the team has signed executive vice-president and general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract that will keep him with the Red Wings organization through the 2017-18 season.
"Ken 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," Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch said. "Marian and I are extremely pleased that he will continue to lead our hockey club over the next four years. We feel 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 spent the last 17 seasons as the Red Wings' general manager. The 58-year-old has helped bring four Stanley Cup titles to Detroit, three as general manager (1998, 2002, 2008) and one as assistant general manager in 1997.
Detroit has reached the playoffs in all 17 years Holland has been at the helm and has earned four Presidents' Trophies, five regular season conference titles, and 10 division titles. In his tenure his teams have won more regular-season games (746) and playoff games (115) than any other NHL team.