Ken Holland

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Ken Holland
Ken Holland in 2013.jpg
Ken Holland at a press conference in 2013
Born Kenneth Mark Holland
(1955-11-10) November 10, 1955 (age 58)
Vernon, BC, CAN
Residence Detroit, MI, USA
Nationality Canada
Citizenship United States
Occupation General manager
Years active 1983–present
Employer Detroit Red Wings
Known for Various roles with Red Wings, primarily General Manager
Title Executive Vice President & General Manager

Kenneth Mark Holland (born November 10, 1955) is the current General Manager and executive Vice President of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Holland was drafted in the 12th round, 188th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft. He played a total of four games in the NHL: one with Hartford, and three with Detroit.[1] In 2009 Holland was listed at #2 on Sports Illustrated's Top GMs/Executives of the Decade.[2]

Professional[edit]

After his playing career was over, Holland took a job with the Red Wings as a scout in Western Canada. He subsequently served seven years as Director of Amateur Scouting and three as Assistant General Manager. On July 18, 1997, he was promoted to his current position of General Manager, Executive Vice President and Alternate Governor of the Detroit Red Wings. The 2012–2013 season was his 16th as General Manager (GM) and his 30th year overall with the Red Wings organization. He has won the Stanley Cup four times with Detroit: the first in 1997 as Assistant General Manager and Goaltending Coach, and the latter three as GM in 1998, 2002 and 2008.[3][4]

Holland has gained a reputation as one of the most successful General Managers in the NHL.[1][4] Under his leadership as GM the Red Wings have won the Central Division ten times, the Presidents' Trophy four times, and the Stanley Cup three times. With 635 regular season wins and 107 post-season wins, the Red Wings won more games than any other team in the league from 1997–98 through 2010–11.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Ken and his wife Cindi live in suburban Detroit and have four children: Brad, Julie, Rachel, and Greg.[3] On July 12, 2011, Ken, his wife Cindi, and their youngest daughter Rachel became United States citizens. Ken's youngest son, Greg, was sworn in on July 15, 2011, while the oldest, Brad, is still in the process of becoming a citizen of the US.[5]

Professional hockey career[edit]

Ken Holland
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for
NHL Draft 188th overall, 1975
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1977–1985

Awards[edit]

  • NAHL Second All-Star Team (1977)
  • AHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
  • Inducted into Binghamton (NY) Hall of Fame, February 1998

Regular season statistics[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T SO GAA
1973–74 Vernon Vikings BCJHL 16 0 3.69
1974–75 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 37 23 10 4 1 3.91
1975–76 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 41 22 11 1 2 4.18
1976–77 Broome Dusters NAHL 48 0 3.78
1977–78 Binghamton Dusters AHL 39 12 19 3 0 4.28
1978–79 Binghamton Dusters AHL 41 19 17 3 0 3.91
1979–80 Springfield Indians IHL 37 15 14 5 2 3.70
1980–81 Hartford Whalers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 7.00
1980–81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 47 15 25 4 2 3.96
1981–82 Binghamton Whalers AHL 46 27 13 4 2 2.92
1982–83 Binghamton Whalers AHL 48 23 18 5 0 4.36
1983–84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 1 1 0 4.11
1983–84 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 42 19 15 6 0 3.70
1984–85 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 43 13 22 6 0 4.26
NHL Totals 4 0 2 1 0 4.95

Post season statistics[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L SO GAA
1974–75 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 4 1 3 0 4.17
1975–76 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 9 4 4 0 3.41
1976–77 Broome Dusters NAHL 6 0 4.13
1978–79 Binghamton Dusters AHL 10 5 5 1 4.09
1980–81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 2 0 2 0 2.28
1981–82 Binghamton Whalers AHL 15 8 7 0 3.85
1982–83 Binghamton Whalers AHL 3 1 2 0 5.33
1983–84 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 7 3 4 0 3.61

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ken Mark Holland". LegendsofHockey.net. Retrieved June 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ Friedman, Dick (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 10 GMs/Executives". Sports Illustrated. SI.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ken Holland Executive Vice President & General Manager". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b McKeon, Ross (June 5, 2008). "Wings GM in league of his own". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved June 8, 2008. 
  5. ^ Regner, Art. "Citizen Holland to Meet with Osgood". Fox Sports Detroit. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jim Devellano
Scotty Bowman
General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings
1997–present
Incumbent