Ken Holland Takes Edmonton GM Job
Longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland (pictured) was introduced as the new general manager of Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday afternoon.
Holland reportedly gets a five-year deal worth $25 million to take over a franchise that missed the playoffs 12 of the last 13 years, but has one of the greatest talents in hockey in forward Connor McDavid.
Holland lost his general manager job in Detroit when the team hired Steve Yzerman to take over his duties last month. Holland had been a member of the Wings organization for more than three decades. He was a member of four Stanley Cup title teams in the Motor City.
But he told the media in Edmonton on Tuesday that he felt "itchy" to return to the GM post.