Red Wings to name Steve Yzerman general manager.
JUST ANNOUNCED: The #RedWings will hold a press conference today at 3 p.m. EST with Christopher Ilitch, Steve Yzerman and Ken Holland.
Watch live on https://t.co/JeI97PrF2L, the Detroit Red Wings Facebook page and the Detroit Red Wings Twitter page.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 19, 2019
- That’s right, it’s happening.
- All the signs seemed to point to Steve Yzerman returning to the Red Wings in the near future, but it was unclear as to what position he would hold.
- It seems we have our answer.
- The Detroit Red Wings will hold a Friday afternoon press conference where it will be announced that Yzerman will assume the role of general manager and current GM Ken Holland, who’s been in the position since 1997, will stay on as senior vice president.
- Yzerman abruptly left his job as general manager for the Tampa Bay Lightning before the start of this season, starting rumors of his return to Detroit.
- Yzerman spent his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, serving as captain since the age of 21, back in 1986. He retired in 2006 after leading the team to three Stanley Cup Championships.
- Yzerman, 53, is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and finished as the seventh-all time leading scorer in NHL history.
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