Wings' Holland to assist Canada in World Cup of Hockey

Ted Kulfan
The Detroit News
Go through the gallery to see analysis by Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News on players that could be on the move before the NHL trade deadline. Pictured is Red Wings GM Ken Holland.

Detroit – Ken Holland is going to be part of Canada's bid for yet another World Cup of Hockey title.

The Red Wings general manager was named one of the assistant GMs on the Canadian management team announced Monday.

Doug Armstrong, general manager of the St. Louis Blues, will be Canada's executive director after assisting Steve Yzerman for both of the 2010 and 2014 Canadian Olympic victories. Yzerman has stepped down from his role on Canada's management team.

Joining Holland -- who also was part of the last two Olympic victories in an assistant's role -- as assistants for the World Cup will be Montreal's Marc Bergevin, Los Angeles' Rob Blake Anaheim's Bob Murray and Scott Salmond of Hockey Canada.

The eight-team World Cup of Hockey will take place in September 2016. It was last held in 2004, with Canada defeating Finland for the gold medal.

Mike Babcock, the former Red Wings coach who coached Canada to the two consecutive Olympic gold medals, is a possibility to coach Canada in the World Cup along with Chicago's Joel Quenneville.