Is Steve Yzerman coming back to Detroit?
It seems like that.
According to Detroit Free Press, the Red Wings will hold a press conference on Friday afternoon to introduce Steve Yzerman as their new general manager.
After eight years, Steve Yzerman abruptly left his job as general manager for the Tampa Bay Lightning before the start of this season.
That decision sparkled rumors of his return to Detroit and according to reports, Yzerman told Tampa Bay he would be ”going home to Detroit.”
Now the Red Wings have called a press conference for 3 p.m. Friday at Little Caesars Arena.
Team Owner Chris Ilitch, current General Manager Ken Holland and Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman will be at the news conference.
BREAKING: The Red Wings will introduce Steve Yzerman as their new GM this afternoon, Ken Holland to remain as Sr Vice President. https://t.co/21BaPpS6s2
— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) April 19, 2019
No doubt Yzerman wants Holland to remain with the Red Wings. He and Holland are very close. However, sources say Holland has been contacted by other teams, including Edmonton and Seattle.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 19, 2019
Yzerman spent his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, serving as captain since the age of 21, back in 1986.
He retired in 2006 after leading the team to three Stanley Cup Championships.