Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Ken Holland (Vernon, BC) was a goaltender who was drafted in the twelfth round of the 1975 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Holland however would only play four (4) games in the NHL, spending most of his pro career in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Following Holland’s retirement in 1985, he was hired as a scout by the Detroit Red Wings. He spent two (2) seasons as a scout before becoming Detroit’s director of amateur scouting, a role which he would remain in for seven (7) years.
Holland moved on to become the general manager of the Adirondack Red Wings, and assistant general manager of the Detroit Red Wings for three (3) seasons, before becoming the vice president of hockey operations and general manager for the Wings in 1997, a position he has maintained for the past 20 years.
Holland was an Assistant General Manager for the Olympic Gold winning 2010 and 2014 Team Canada, as well as the 2016 World Cup team.
Ken Holland was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003.