Ken Holland And Jim Nill Given Five-Year Extensions by Detroit Red Wings

June 16th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
The Detroit Red Wings have announced that they have extended the contracts of Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland and Assistant General Manager Jim Nill for another five years.

In keeping with team policy, financial details of the contracts were not disclosed.

"Kenny and Jim have been the core of our front office for well over a decade and cornerstone to this franchise's success," explained Owner Mike Ilitch.  "Marian [Illitch] and I feel strongly that stability is key to success for any organization and having these new agreements in place with these two top-notch NHL executives is important to the Red Wings organization and its future.  They are committed professionals and outstanding individuals, and we have great respect for their respective talents.  We're pleased they will continue to lead our hockey club for the next five years."

Ken Holland has been a member of the Red Wings organization for the past 27 years, spending the last 13 as their General Manager.

Holland first took over the GM job in the summer of 1997; the year the Red Wings ended their 42-year Stanley Cup drought.

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