Trevor John Linden, (born April 11, 1970) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played centre and right wing. Throughout his career, Trevor Linden has been recognized as a respected leader on and off the ice. Trevor Linden was named captain of the Canucks at the age of 21, making him one of the youngest captains in league history.
While captaining the Canucks, Trevor Linden led the team to within a game of winning the Stanley Cup in 1994. It was during this time that he began to be called Captain Canuck. In 1998 he was elected President of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), a position he held for eight years.Off the ice, Linden has taken an active role in charities, and was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership on the ice and humanitarian contributions off the ice in 1997, as well as the NHL Foundation Player Award in 2008. After 19 seasons in the NHL, Trevor Linden retired on June 11, 2008, twenty years to the day after he was drafted into the NHL. Linden's jersey number 16 was retired by the Canucks on December 17, 2008, the second number retired by the team.
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