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Steve Yzerman to be introduced as Detroit Red Wings' General Manager

Steve Yzerman to be introduced as Detroit Red Wings' General Manager

The team announced that they will have an afternoon press conference on Friday, which will name Yzerman the new GM and the person in the current role, Ken Holland, will assume the senior vice president's job.

The Detroit Red Wings have announced that they will be having a 3 p.m. press conference today with... Former GM Ken Holland is taking on the role of senior VP.

The 53-year-old Yzerman spent 22 seasons with the Red Wings before retiring in 2006, leading Detroit to three Stanley Cups in that time. Eight of those seasons he served as the Lightning's general manager. But the team is in a rebuilding phase and has missed the playoffs the past several seasons, prompting fan cries for Yzerman to be repatriated by the team.

A Hall of Fame player who captained the team for two decades, Yzerman was a key player on three Stanley Cup-winning teams in Detroit. "While we are disappointed to see Steve leave for our rival Detroit Red Wings, he leaves our franchise in good shape under the extremely capable leadership of Julien BriseBois, as we continue to pursue that elusive Stanley Cup".

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With 1,755 career points, three Stanley Cups and a multitude of prestigious awards, there is no shortage of memorable Yzerman moments wearing a Red Wings sweater. Dylan Larkin looked returned to form after a lackluster 2016 season, notching a career-high 73 points - 32 of which came on goals. He continued on as an adviser to the Lightning, who were swept out of the playoffs in the first round last week - despite tying the 1995-96 Red Wings' regular season win record of 62.

Yzerman's return will be heralded in Detroit, and now he'll face more pressure as a front office member than he ever has. He began his post-playing career as vice-president of hockey operations under Holland in Detroit and was part of the organization as a Stanley Cup victor in 2008 before leaving to lead the Lightning.

Meanwhile, I am told another relatively unknown is interviewing in Edmonton.