Oilers GM Ken Holland intends to honour contract, but doesn’t commit long term

Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland discusses his future running this team, says he'll honour out the last year of his contract and remain both president of hockey ops and GM, but isn't totally sure of what he'll do next.

Edmonton Oilers president of hockey operations and general manager Ken Holland said Wednesday that he intended to honour the final year of his contract and remain in the role for the 2023-24 season.

But he added that, while he has “unfinished business,” he can’t say for sure how long he’ll remain in the role.

“I don’t invest in green bananas,” Holland said at his end-of-season press conference.

Holland, 67, is entering the fifth and final year of his contract after joining the Oilers ahead of the 2019-20 season. Before that, he was general manager of the Detroit Red Wings for 22 years.

The Oilers have made the playoffs in all four seasons under Holland. This season, Edmonton posted a 50-23-9 record and finished second in the Western Conference with 109 points. But the Oilers season ended in the second round against the Vegas Golden Knights and now the GM is looking at his roster to plan for another run next season.

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