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Notes: Former Wings teammates welcome Yzerman back to Detroit

Holland puts team first; Zetterberg feeling good after not playing this past season

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- When new Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman looked out at the crowd of reporters and Wings employees Friday afternoon, he spotted some familiar faces.

Several of Yzerman's former teammates, a few of whom he will be working with in hockey operations, were present as the Wings introduced Yzerman as their new executive vice president and general manager.

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Steve Yzerman returns to Detroit as Red Wings general manager

Holland moves into senior VP role, excited to see Yzerman 'back where he belongs'

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- It was somehow fitting that on the day the Detroit Red Wings announced that Steve Yzerman was returning home, the date was April 19, 2019.

When Yzerman stepped away from the daily grind of his general manager duties with the Tampa Bay Lightning to serve as senior advisor to new general manager Julien BriseBois, many people speculated and many Wings fans hoped that it meant No. 19 would come back to Detroit.

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Red Wings name Steve Yzerman Executive Vice President and General Manager

Ken Holland promoted to Senior Vice President and signs multi-year extension

by Todd Beam /

DETROIT - Detroit Red Wings Governor, President and CEO Christopher Ilitch today announced that Steve Yzerman has been named Executive Vice President and General Manager responsible for all hockey operations and that Ken Holland has been promoted to Senior Vice President and will serve as a senior advisor to hockey operations.

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Taking Flight - From the 'Q' to the 'D'

Being drafted by the Red Wings has made me become a two-way player

by Joe Veleno @jveleno91 / Special to

Joe Veleno was drafted in the first-round, 30th overall by the Red Wings in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound center is one of four Red Wings' prospects writing a blog for our Taking Flight blog series, which chronicles the ups and downs of each player as they work their way to becoming Red Wings. Veleno currently plays for the Drummondville Voltigeurs, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Here is his fourth blog entry of, 'From the Q to the D.'

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Red Wings, Tigers, Pistons, Lions fundraising license plates introduced

Secretary of State Benson joins all four teams at Little Caesars Arena for announcement

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- For Detroit Red Wings fans who already show their support with stickers and flags on their cars, there is now something new.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Tuesday that new fundraising license plates are now available for the Red Wings, Tigers, Pistons and Lions.

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Detroit agrees to terms with Filip Larsson on entry-level deal

Former sixth-round pick led Denver to NCAA Frozen Four as a freshman

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with goaltender Filip Larsson on a three-year entry-level contract. The contract will begin with the 2019-20 season.

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Red Wings scout undrafted free agents in college, juniors and Europe

Team hopes to find players that have developed at other levels, like Hirose and Kuffner

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / Special to

When it comes to finding ways to improve a hockey club, NHL general managers will leave no stone unturned.

Every season, each team deploys a staff of scouts to scour hockey rinks across North America and Europe looking for the next piece of the puzzle that will help them win hockey games and, ultimately, championships.

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Red Wings will pick sixth in draft for second straight year

Blackhawks and Rangers move into top three; Devils get top pick

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

The Detroit Red Wings will be in a familiar position at the NHL Entry Draft this summer.

The NHL moved up the draft lottery to before the Stanley Cup playoffs started, holding the event in Toronto Tuesday night.

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Detroit's Holland: 'I love being a Red Wing'

Wings general manager remains friends with Tampa Bay's Yzerman

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- With all that executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland has achieved in his career, nothing can faze him at this point.

Neither the fact that Holland has just one year remaining on the two-year contract extension he signed last year nor the rumors that Steve Yzerman will return to Detroit to run the team is occupying his mind.

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Notes: Larkin not thinking about being named Detroit's next captain

Kronwall and Vanek believe Red Wings have a bright future

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT -- While the Detroit Red Wings performed the arduous task of cleaning out their lockers and coming to grips with another season of not being in the playoffs, a couple veteran players feel the Wings are building toward something good.

"I think a lot of our younger guys took big steps in the right direction. Now let's have a good summer and do it again and keep getting better," defenseman Niklas Kronwall said Monday at Little Caesars Arena. "We have a great group of guys. It was great to see the steps that most of our young guys took, both on the back end but also up front, with Bert (Tyler Bertuzzi), Double-A (Andreas Athanasiou), Moe (Anthony Mantha), (Dylan) Larkin, they all had really good years. Now it's a matter of staying with that and keep pushing yourself to get even better and not just be satisfied with where you're at."

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