Ken Holland

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Ken Holland
Ken Holland in 2013.jpg
Ken Holland at a press conference in 2013
BornKenneth Mark Holland
(1955-11-10) November 10, 1955 (age 58)
Vernon, BC, CAN
ResidenceDetroit, MI, USA
NationalityCanada
CitizenshipUnited States
OccupationGeneral manager
Years active1983–present
EmployerDetroit Red Wings
Known forVarious roles with Red Wings, primarily General Manager
TitleExecutive Vice President & General Manager
Spouse(s)Cindi
Children
  • Brad
  • Julie
  • Rachel
  • Greg
 
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Ken Holland
Ken Holland in 2013.jpg
Ken Holland at a press conference in 2013
BornKenneth Mark Holland
(1955-11-10) November 10, 1955 (age 58)
Vernon, BC, CAN
ResidenceDetroit, MI, USA
NationalityCanada
CitizenshipUnited States
OccupationGeneral manager
Years active1983–present
EmployerDetroit Red Wings
Known forVarious roles with Red Wings, primarily General Manager
TitleExecutive Vice President & General Manager
Spouse(s)Cindi
Children
  • Brad
  • Julie
  • Rachel
  • Greg

Kenneth Mark Holland (born November 10, 1955) is a retired Canadian American professional goaltender and 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
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CaughtLeft
Played for
NHL Draft188th overall, 1975
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career1977–1985

Awards[edit]

Regular season statistics[edit]

  
SeasonTeamLeagueGPWLTSOGAA
1973–74Vernon VikingsBCJHL1603.69
1974–75Medicine Hat TigersWCJHL372310413.91
1975–76Medicine Hat TigersWCJHL412211124.18
1976–77Broome DustersNAHL4803.78
1977–78Binghamton DustersAHL391219304.28
1978–79Binghamton DustersAHL411917303.91
1979–80Springfield IndiansIHL371514523.70
1980–81Hartford WhalersNHL101007.00
1980–81Binghamton WhalersAHL471525423.96
1981–82Binghamton WhalersAHL462713422.92
1982–83Binghamton WhalersAHL482318504.36
1983–84Detroit Red WingsNHL301104.11
1983–84Adirondack Red WingsAHL421915603.70
1984–85Adirondack Red WingsAHL431322604.26
NHL Totals402104.95

Post season statistics[edit]

  
SeasonTeamLeagueGPWLSOGAA
1974–75Medicine Hat TigersWCJHL41304.17
1975–76Medicine Hat TigersWCJHL94403.41
1976–77Broome DustersNAHL604.13
1978–79Binghamton DustersAHL105514.09
1980–81Binghamton WhalersAHL20202.28
1981–82Binghamton WhalersAHL158703.85
1982–83Binghamton WhalersAHL31205.33
1983–84Adirondack Red WingsAHL73403.61

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. 

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