Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Detroit Red Wings DetroitRedWings.com presented by AT&T
Stay Connected to the Detroit Red Wings
Email Updates App Text/SMS Updates Twitter Facebook Red Wings TV RSS Feeds

Holland's excited to dust off equpiment for charity

Saturday, 09.14.2013 / 10:37 AM
By Bill Roose - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com / The Wheel Deal
X
Share with your Friends


The Wheel Deal
Holland\'s excited to dust off equpiment for charity
Ken Holland, circa 1983 with the Adirondack Red Wings.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – It’s been a few years since Ken Holland last dusted off his old goalie equipment.

“I've probably only had equipment on four or five times in the last 20 years,” the Red Wings general manager said on Friday.

Holland is among several Red Wings executives, scouts, coaches and former players who will play in an alumni/celebrity hockey game on Saturday night at Centre ICE Arena.

“When it's as big a part of your life, as it is for me from about 8 years old to 28 years of age, certainly hockey is my life, being able to put the equipment on and go on the ice is fun,” Holland said. “It's good exercise and it's fun.”

A former goalie, Holland played in four NHL games, including three with the Red Wings during the 1983-84 season. A 12th round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Holland also played one game with the Hartford Whalers.

The Wings’ GM will share the goaltending duties with Chris Osgood on the Red Team coached by pro scout Bruce Haralson. But the test for Holland will be facing a stacked White Team with recently retired guys like Chris Chelios, Kris Draper, and Kirk Maltby.

“Draper flies around at 100 miles an hour, he's not far away from playing, so for me it's going to be all angles and protractors, just stand 'em up and cut 'em down,” Holland said. “I don't know how to do the butterfly and I'd probably pull a groin if I did do a butterfly. … We're trying to make a major trade today to level the playing field.”

In fact, Holland’s team made a trade Saturday morning, sending European scout Vladi Havlaj to the White team for defenseman Jiri Fischer.

RED TEAM                     WHITE TEAM

Goalies                             Goalies

Ken Holland                    Jim Bedard

Chris Osgood                   Jeff Blashill

Skaters                             Skaters

Hakan Andersson            Eddie Ascione

Mike Babcock                 Spiros Anastas

Todd Beam                     Chris Chelios

Kevin Clark                    Kris Draper

Ken Daniels                    Kelly Harper

Andrew Dickson             Ken Kal

Dallas Drake                  Kirk Maltby

Jeff Finley                      Ryan Martin

Jiri Fischer                    Jim Paek

Mark Howe                   Phil Pierce

Sam Lites                      Bill Peters

Keith McKittrick          Len Quesnelle

Glenn Merkosky          Mickey Redmond

Marty Stein                 Ari Vuori

Piet Van Zant              Vladi Havlaj

Tyler Wright

Saturday night’s exhibition is sold-out.

“Lot of fun. For a good cause. Help raise money for the arena,” Holland said. “Being on the ice with Cheli, Ozzie, Draper, Malts and Fisch … it's going to be a good night.” .   VIEW CHARITY ALUMNI GAME PHOTO GALLERY

Follow Bill Roose on Twitter | @Bill_Roose

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 7 6 1 0 22 21 12
2 TBL 7 4 2 1 21 14 9
3 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
4 WSH 5 3 0 2 18 11 8
5 DET 6 3 1 2 12 10 8
6 NYI 6 4 2 0 22 20 8
7 NYR 7 4 3 0 21 23 8
8 BOS 8 4 4 0 20 20 8
9 NJD 6 3 2 1 20 20 7
10 TOR 7 3 3 1 20 21 7
11 PIT 4 3 1 0 16 10 6
12 CBJ 5 3 2 0 15 12 6
13 FLA 6 2 2 2 9 14 6
14 PHI 6 1 3 2 17 25 4
15 CAR 5 0 3 2 11 18 2
16 BUF 6 1 5 0 8 22 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 6 2 5 1 7
G. Nyquist 6 4 1 2 5
J. Franzen 4 2 3 1 5
J. Abdelkader 6 2 2 1 4
N. Kronwall 6 0 3 -1 3
D. DeKeyser 6 0 2 -1 2
D. Helm 6 0 2 -2 2
T. Tatar 6 1 0 0 1
L. Glendening 6 1 0 0 1
T. Jurco 6 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gustavsson 1 0 0 1.000 0.00
J. Howard 2 1 2 .937 1.77

DetroitRedWings.com is the official Web site of the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit Red Wings and DetroitRedWings.com are trademarks of the Detroit Red Wings. NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and Original Six is a trademark of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Detroit Red Wings and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
© NHL 2013. All Rights Reserved.

 
Advertise/SponsorshipsOlympia Entertainment | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Employment | Contact Us | NHL.com Terms of Use | Site Map