In Red Wings Land
Although the announcement of Steve Yzerman being named the new Red Wings GM grabbed the spotlight Friday, team owner Chris Ilitch also said Holland had signed a multi-year extension as the team’s senior vice-president. The length was not disclosed.
Ken Holland isn’t going anywhere... for now.
I still think he’ll get bitten by the GM bug and take the Seattle job. He’s said all the right things and put on a good face during this whole ordeal with Steve Yzerman, but at the end of the day I think Holland is going to want to run a team again.
If he does stick around with the Red Wings, that’s great too. We may have disagreed with a lot of Holland’s moves the last few seasons, but there’s no arguing he's done a lot of great things for this franchise over his career. If Yzerman wants him around, then I won’t argue with that.
Around the League
Dylan Cozens (6-foot-3, 180 pounds), No. 5 in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings of North American skaters eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, is writing a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 18-year-old forward had 84 points (34 goals, 50 assists) in 68 regular-season games in his second season with Lethbridge of the Western Hockey League.
Future Red Wing Dylan Cozens?