Detroit, MI, United States (4E Sports) – Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that competing with the top teams while developing young players are his goals this coming season as he announced signing a four-year contract.
“Our goal going into 2014-15 is, hopefully, we can compete with the top teams in the East,” said Holland.
“At same time, we’re also trying to develop young players to build a core much like we did in late ’80s, early ’90s that carried us for a decade, and then again in the late ’90s,” he added.
“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,” said Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch.
Holland, 58, has been the Red Wings general manager for the past 17 seasons.
He has been at the helm for three Stanley Cup championships (1998, 2002 and 2008) and the team has reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs every season.
Under Holland, the Red Wings have more regular-season wins (746) and postseason wins (115) than any NHL team. They have won the Presidents’ Trophy four times, won 10 division titles and reached 100 points 13 times.
“I’m proud of our 23 years of making the playoffs (consecutively) and I’m excited about challenges going forward,” Holland said.