The retired numbers of Steve Yzerman and Nick Lidstrom hanging in the rafters of Joe Louis Arena. (Photo by Aaron Zimmer)

Steve Yzerman returns as Red Wings general manager

The Detroit Red Wings is welcoming back Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman.

The news was confirmed via the Detroit Red Wings social media.

Known by fans as The Captain, Yzerman lead the team for 20 seasons.

He replaces Ken Holland.