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Kenneth “Ken” Holland

Born:November 10, 1955Draft:1975 Maple Leafs, 188th Overall
Hometown:Vernon, BC, CANPosition:G
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Canada / USACurrent Team:Edmonton Oliers GM

Kenneth Mark Holland (born November 10, 1955) is a Canadian-American ice hockey executive and former goaltender. Holland is currently the president of hockey operations and general manager of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. Holland assumed his role in Edmonton on May 7, 2019, after a long front office tenure with the Detroit Red Wings, serving as executive vice president and general manager of the club from 1997 to 2019 and winning three Stanley Cup championships. In 2009, Holland was listed as second-best overall on Sports Illustrated’s list of the top sports executives of the 2000s. As a goaltender, Holland was drafted in the 12th round, 188th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft. He played four NHL games with the Hartford Whalers and the Red Wings between 1980 and 1984. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 12, 2021.

Ken Holland Edmonton Oilers
Ken Holland, Edmonton Oilers, 2019 NHL Draft (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Front Office History

  • 1985-87, Detroit Red Wings, Scout
  • 1987-94, Detroit Red Wings, Director of Amateur Scouting
  • 1994-97, Detroit Red Wings, Assistant General Manager
  • 1994-97, Adirondack Red Wings (AHL), General Manager
  • 1997-2019, Detroit Red Wings, General Manager; Executive VP of Hockey Operations
  • 2004-05, Team Canada (World Championship), Assistant General Manager
  • 2005-06, Team Canada (World Championship), General Manager
  • 2009-10, Team Canada (Olympic Games), Assistant General Manager
  • 2013-14, Team Canada (Olympic Games), Assistant General Manager
  • 2016-17, Team Canada (World Cup), Assistant General Manager
  • 2020-21, Team Canada (Olympic Games), Assistant General Manager
  • 2019 – present, Edmonton Oilers, General Manager; President of Hockey Operations

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Achievements

  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame — 2020-21
  • AHL Second All-Star Team — 1981-82
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion (As General Manager) — 1997-98
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion (As General Manager) — 2001-02
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion (As General Manager) — 2007-08
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