Ken Holland at a press conference in 2013
|Born||Kenneth Mark Holland
November 10, 1955
Vernon, BC, CAN
|Residence||Detroit, MI, USA|
|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. In 2009 Holland was listed at #2 on Sports Illustrated's Top GMs/Executives of the Decade.
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.
Holland has gained a reputation as one of the most successful General Managers in the NHL. Under his leadership as GM the Red Wings have won the Central Division ten times, the regular-season Conference title five times, the Presidents' Trophy four times, and the Stanley Cup three times, and won more regular-season games (746) and postseason games (115) than any other NHL team.
On August 14, 2014, the Red Wings announced they signed Holland to a four-year contract extension through the end of the 2017–18 season.
Ken and his wife Cindi live in suburban Detroit and have four children: Brad, Julie, Rachel, and Greg. 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.
Professional hockey career
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
|NHL Draft||188th overall, 1975
Toronto Maple Leafs
- NAHL Second All-Star Team (1977)
- AHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
- Inducted into Binghamton (NY) Hall of Fame, February 1998
Regular season statistics
|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|
|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|
Post season statistics
|1974–75||Medicine Hat Tigers||WCJHL||4||1||3||0||4.17|
|1975–76||Medicine Hat Tigers||WCJHL||9||4||4||0||3.41|
|1983–84||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||7||3||4||0||3.61|
- "Ken Mark Holland". LegendsofHockey.net. Retrieved June 8, 2008.
- Friedman, Dick (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 10 GMs/Executives". Sports Illustrated. SI.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
- "Ken Holland Executive Vice President & General Manager". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
- McKeon, Ross (June 5, 2008). "Wings GM in league of his own". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved June 8, 2008.
- Beam, Todd. "Red Wings announce new four-year deal for executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland". Detroit Red Wings Official Website. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
- Regner, Art. "Citizen Holland to Meet with Osgood". Fox Sports Detroit. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
- Ken Holland's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Ken Holland at Hockey-Reference.com
- Ken Holland's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Ken Holland's trades as GM of the Red Wings
|General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings