The Detroit Red Wings have signed general manager Ken Holland to a four-year extension that runs through the 2017-18 season, the club announced today.

"Ken is regarded as one of the premier executives in the National Hockey League and has been instrumental in the success of the Red Wings over the last two decades," Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch said in a statement. "Marian and I are extremely pleased that he will continue to lead our hockey club over the next four years. We feel strongly that stability is key to the success of any organization and having this new agreement in place with Ken is important to the organization and its future."

Holland, 58, had one year remaining on his contract, plus an option year.