Detroit Red Wings to introduce Steve Yzerman as general manager

Press conference planned for 3 p.m. on Friday

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09: Former Detroit Red Wing Steve Yzerman #19 enters a ceremony honoring Joe Louis Arena on April 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 in the last NHL game at the arena. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings will hold a press conference on Friday afternoon to introduce Steve Yzerman as their new general manager.

Team owner Christopher Ilitch, Red Wings GM Ken Holland and former player Steve Yzerman will be at the news conference.

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Local 4 has confirmed the team's plans to introduce Yzerman as their new general manager. 

Yzerman abruptly left his job as general manager for the Tampa Bay Lightning before the start of this season, starting rumors of his return to Detroit. 

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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.

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Yzerman, 53, is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and finished as the seventh-all time leading scorer in NHL history. 

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