Red Wings to name Steve Yzerman as general manager

Red Wings to name Steve Yzerman as general manager

Red Wings to name Steve Yzerman as general manager

Steve Yzerman is returning to the Detroit Red Wings, with a source confirming to ESPN that Yzerman will named the team's general manager.

TSN's Gord Miller reports the team will introduce Yzerman as their new general manager, while Holland will stay on as senior vice president. He announced his resignation before the start of last season.

Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, Yzerman spent his entire 22-year playing career with the Red Wings and served as captain of the franchise from 1986-2006.

He remained with the Red Wings for four seasons following his retirement, serving as an assistant to Holland.

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Yzerman's family remained in Detroit while he was with the Lightning, and he commuted during his time on the job.

"He said he still wanted to give it some thought, and we'd revisit after the season", BriseBois said.

Friday morning, The Detroit Red Wings announced it will hold a press conference Friday at 3 p.m. EST with Chris Ilitch, Steve Yzerman and Ken Holland.

7 Action News will stream the conference live on Facebook, and the WXYZ app.

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