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Trevor Linden

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Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Trevor Linden would play 2 seasons for his hometown junior team, the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. After scoring 110 points in 67 games in 1988/89, the Vancouver Canucks drafted Linden 2nd overall in the 1988 NHL Draft. Linden would crack the Canucks lineup as an 18 year old, and score 59 points in 80 games, earning him a 2nd place finish in voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year. A natural leader, Linden was named captain of the Canucks at the young age of 21. In 1994, Linden led the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Finals, losing in 7 games to the New York Rangers. Linden would remain a fixture on the Canucks until midway through the 1997/98 season, when he was traded to the New York Islanders as part of a deal that landed Todd Bertuzzi in Vancouver. Linden would also play for the Montreal Canadiens and enjoy a cup of coffee with the Washington Capitals before being traded back to the Canucks midway through the 2001/02 season. Linden would spend 6 more seasons with the Canucks, before retiring at the end of the 2007/08 season. Through his career and beyond, Linden has always been very active in the Vancouver community. He makes frequent appearances to the BC Children’s Hospital. Throughout his career, he has been the recipient of the King Clancy Award and NHL Player Foundation Award, both awards are honored to players who make a significant contribution to their community. Since 2014, Linden has been the Canucks’ President of Hockey Operations.

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