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Vancouver winger Trevor Linden retires

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 11 (UPI) -- Vancouver Canucks winger Trevor Linden retired Wednesday, ending a 19-year career in the National Hockey League.

NHL: Vancouver 6, Calgary 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 31 (UPI) -- Trevor Linden scored twice and Roberto Luongo stopped 27 shots Sunday night to lead the Vancouver Canucks past Calgary 6-2.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Edmonton 1

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 21 (UPI) -- Roberto Luongo stopped 33 of 34 shots Thursday in carrying the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 decision over Edmonton.

NHL: Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Alexander Frolov scored the decisive goal and added an assist Saturday night in the Los Angeles Kings' 4-3 victory over Vancouver.

NHL: Vancouver 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 (SO)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Alexander Edler beat Rick DiPietro in the sixth round of the shootout Tuesday, securing a 3-2 win for the Vancouver Canucks over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Phoenix 1

GLENDALE, Ariz., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Taylor Pyatt scored the winning goal in a shootout to push Vancouver over the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Saturday.

NHL: Vancouver 5, New Jersey 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Roberto Luongo stopped 32 shots Tuesday, notching his fifth shutout this season in the Vancouver Canucks' 5-0 blitz of the New Jersey Devils.

NHL: San Jose 5, Vancouver 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist for San Jose Thursday night in a 5-2 Sharks' rout of Vancouver.

NHL: Pittsburgh 2, Vancouver 1 (SO)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Kris Letang scored in the sixth round of a shootout Saturday night to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past Vancouver 2-1.

NHL: Vancouver 5, Nashville 2

NASHVILLE, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Daniel Sedin scored twice in the third period Thursday, pushing the Vancouver Canucks into the Northwest Division lead with a 5-2 win over Nashville.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Columbus 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Roberto Luongo extended his shutout streak to almost 200 minutes Thursday night as the Vancouver Canucks blanked Columbus, 2-0.

NHL: Vancouver 6, Minnesota 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Taylor Pyatt started a four-goal, first-period onslaught Friday night, as the Vancouver Canucks blasted Minnesota, 6-2.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Dallas 1

DALLAS, April 17 (UPI) -- Trevor Linden scored with 5:31 left in the third period Tuesday as the Vancouver Canucks beat Dallas 2-1 in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinals.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Edmonton 1

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 19 (UPI) -- Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist and Roberto Luongo made 36 saves Monday to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Trevor Linden scored the other goal and Henrik Sedin added two assists for the Canucks, who have won the

NHL: Vancouver 4, Detroit 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 18 (UPI) -- Lukas Krajicek had a goal and an assist Saturday night as Vancouver topped the Detroit Red Wings, 4-1.
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Trevor Linden
MIA99011602 - 16 January 1999 - SUNRISE, FLORIDA, USA: New York Islander captain Trevor Linden(32) battles with Florida Panther Radek Dvorak(19) in first period NHL action at the National Car Rental Center January 16th. The Panthers defeated the Islander 1-0. UPI mb/rwMichael Bush
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Trevor Linden, OBC (born April 11, 1970, in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played centre and right wing with four different teams: the Vancouver Canucks (in two stints), New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, and Washington Capitals. Before joining the NHL in 1988, Linden helped the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) win consecutive Memorial Cup championships. In addition to appearing in two NHL All-Star games, Linden was a member of the 1998 Canadian Olympic team and participated in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.

Throughout his career, Linden has been recognized as a respected leader on and off the ice. He 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, 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. As President, he played an instrumental role in the 2004–05 NHL lockout, including taking a direct role in negotiations with league owners. 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, 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.

Trevor Linden's grandfather, Nick van der Linden, immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1929. He ran a construction company until his son Lane, Trevor's father, replaced him in 1979. Trevor was born in Medicine Hat to Lane and Edna Linden. Linden was a skilled athlete; despite hockey being his top priority, he also participated in baseball, golf, volleyball, basketball, and speed skating. An excellent student in school, he was offered a scholarship to Princeton University to play for their hockey team; instead, Linden chose to stay in Medicine Hat and play with the local major junior team, the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. Linden grew up watching the Tigers and idolized Lanny McDonald, who played in Medicine Hat before he joined the NHL.

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