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Red Wings GM Ken Holland Becomes U.S. Citizen

Red Wings general Ken Holland has been in Detroit for so long it's easy to forget that he's actually Canadian. Now, he's an American.

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Holland, his wife and youngest daughter all became official U.S. citizens today, joining their oldest daughter Julie who was born in the States. Holland joined the Red Wings in 1995 as assistant general manager and took over the GM job in 1997.

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"The United States has really provided me the opportunity to pursue my dreams and for my children, this is home to them,'' Holland said. "It was just natural for us to become citizens so we can vote and become Americans.''

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The Hollands have two other sons, Brad and Greg, that also want to become citizens. Under Holland, Detroit has won three Stanley Cups (1998, 2002 and 2008) and 10 Central Division crowns, including nine of the last 10. Detroit has also captured the Presidents' Trophy four times (2002, 2004, 2006 and 2006) as the team with the most points in the regular season.

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