Could Detroit Red Wings legend Stevie Yzerman be heading back to the Motor City? Maybe. Yzerman stepped down from his job as General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lighting Tuesday, a position he’s held since 2010.
According to The Athletic’s Joe Smith, Yzerman told players in Tampa that he’s heading back to Detroit. It’s unclear if he meant to go home — he has family here — or to pick up a new job.
A CBS Anchor in Tampa, Justin Granit, said on Twitter that Yzerman is coming home to join the Wings.
When home comes calling, it’s tough to say no. Reports indicate Steve Yzerman will join the Red Wings after the season.
— Justin Granit (@JustinGranit) September 11, 2018
Under Yzerman, the Lightning have reached the conference final three times and the Stanley Cup final once.
He also was the executive director for the Canadian men’s hockey team for both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympic games.
Yzerman is no stranger to the Red Wings front office. For a time after his playing career, Yzerman worked as the Detroit Red Wings’ vice president and alternate governor, which is the name given for the NHL’s governing body.
Last, but not least, Yzerman was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009 in his first year of eligibility.