Trevor Linden joined the Vancouver Canucks front office as President of Hockey Operations & Alternate Governor, NHL, on April 9, 2014.
He is one of the most accomplished and celebrated players in team history, with his leadership and community connections rooted in British Columbia for more than two decades.
Linden is responsible for all hockey operations, including the coaching and scouting staffs, player procurement and development, and minor league affiliations and operations. He also serves as Alternate Governor, NHL.
Linden retired as a Canuck on the 20th anniversary of his draft day, June 11, 2008. Following his retirement, Linden continued to give back to the community through the Trevor Linden Foundation. He also demonstrated his business savvy through several real estate developments and the launch of two fitness clubs: Club 16 – Trevor Linden Fitness and Orange Theory Fitness.
Linden left the NHL after 19 seasons, having recorded 867 career points (375-492-867) in 1382 regular season games with the Canucks, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals. Throughout his career, Linden was a proven playoff performer. In 124 playoff games, he recorded 99 points (34-65-99) and 104 penalty minutes. Of his 124 playoff games, 118 came in a Canucks uniform, highlighted by his 25 points (12-13-25) in 24 games during the Canucks 1994 Stanley Cup run.
Linden completed his NHL career among the all-time League leaders in a number of statistical categories. He ranks 38th in games played (1382), is tied for 107th in goals scored (375) and ranks 111th in points (867) scored in NHL history.
After being drafted second overall by the Canucks in 1988, Linden enjoyed immediate success, finishing runner-up for the 1989 Calder Trophy and being named The Hockey News Rookie-of-the-Year. In his first eight NHL seasons, Linden recorded 30 or more goals six times.
In 1991.92, Linden, just 21-years-old at the time, was named the Canucks captain, becoming the youngest captain in the NHL.
Linden wore the “C” as Canucks captain for seven seasons, the third longest tenure as captain in club history (behind Stan Smyl and Markus Naslund). After spending his first 10 NHL seasons in Vancouver, Linden went on to play parts of five seasons with the Canadiens, Islanders and Capitals before returning for six more years in a Canucks sweater after he was re-acquired in November of 2001.
During his 19 seasons, Linden was a two-time NHL All-Star (1990.91, 1991.92) and represented Team Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. When he retired, he was the Canucks all-time leader in games played (1140), assists (415) and was second in goals (318) and points (733). His 118 games, 34 goals, 61 assists and 95 points in the playoffs remain club records.
Just as impressive as his on-ice accomplishments are his off-ice contributions. In his final NHL season, Linden was named the recipient of the NHL Foundation Player Award which is awarded annually to the NHL player "who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community". In 1997, Linden was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy which is given annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community.
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks proudly celebrated a century of hockey on the West Coast last season and on Saturday, March 16 2013 versus the Detroit Red Wings, the Canucks wore their Vancouver Millionaires full replica uniforms. The Millionaires uniform honors Vancouver’s original hockey heroes and followed the launch of a commemorative third sweater adorned with a Millionaires “V” on the chest earlier this season.
The Vancouver Millionaires were the first professional hockey team on the West Coast, playing in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) from 1912 through 1922. The Millionaires swept a best-of-five interleague series to win the Stanley Cup in 1915 against the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey Association (which later became the National Hockey League). The Millionaires played that series at home in the 10,500 seat Denman Arena built by Frank and Lester Patrick at the corner of Georgia and Denman.
Seeking a faster paced level of hockey, the Patrick brothers revolutionized the game and were founding fathers of professional hockey in Vancouver as they introduced the PCHA and a number of new rules. The Patricks oversaw significant innovations including adding numbers to players’ sweaters, allowing forward passing in the neutral zone, implementing the penalty shot and utilizing artificial ice.
The March 16th game also bore significance as the Canucks welcomed the Red Wings. The Patricks’ other original PCHA team, the Victoria Cougars, transitioned leagues from the PCHA to Western Canada Hockey League then Western Hockey League before the NHL Detroit Cougars (now the Red Wings) purchased Victoria’s roster in 1926.
Replica Millionaires sweaters were available at the Rogers Arena and Robson Street Canucks Team Store locations beginning March 16th. For pre-orders, please contact your nearest Canucks Team Store location. Millionaires “V” patches and other Millionaires fashion apparel are available at all Canucks retail stores now. For information on how to collect Millionaires game-worn gear, please visit canucks.com/gameworn.
For more information including media assets and video and photo footage on the history of the Millionaires in Vancouver, please visit canucks.com/millionaires.
Uploaded to YouTube on Apr 5, 2011 by local Vancouver rapper kyprios1200
Kyprios' anthem for the 2011 Vancouver Canucks playoff run! Co-written with Rob the Viking and Kevin Coles
The Vancouver Canucks' mascot is an anthropomorphic killer whale (orca) named Fin Orca or Fin the Whale. He is often seen banging a First Nations drum, or skating around during intermission firing t-shirts out of the Boston Pizza compressed air cannon. On occasion, "smoke" also comes out of the "blowhole" on his head. Fin has his trademarked "chomping" where he "bites" the heads of fans.
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