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Red Wings give general manager Ken Holland two-year contract extension

Ken Holland to return as Red Wings GM
Posted at 5:48 PM, Apr 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-07 23:42:29-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) -- Ken Holland will return as Detroit Red Wings general manager, the team announced Saturday.

Team owner Christopher Ilitch announced Holland received a two-year contract extension.

Holland has served as Detroit's general manager since 1997. In 2014, he signed a four-year contract extension through this season.

The Red Wings have won three Stanley Cups (1998, 2002, 2008) during Holland's tenure, but have also missed the playoffs in back-to-back seasons following the end of the team's 25-season playoff appearance streak.

Following the end of the 2016-17 season, Ilitch said he had "100 percent confidence" in Holland, but declined to talk about Holland's future when asked during Tigers spring training last month.