Trevor Linden, Vancouver Canucks president | BCBusiness

Trevor Linden, Vancouver Canucks president | BCBusiness

After playing 16 seasons for the Canucks, Trevor Linden returns as president of hockey operations

Number 16 is returning to the Vancouver Canucks, this time in the front office. The Canucks announced today that Trevor Linden has been named president, hockey operations, and alternate governor, NHL.  “Today is a real honour. I came to Vancouver 26 years ago and I have never left. I love this city. It is my home and the Canucks have always been part of my family,” said Linden in a prepared statement.
 
“It's my honor to officially welcome Trevor Linden home in his new role as president of hockey operations for the Canucks," said Francesco Aquilini, Canucks Sports & Entertainment chair. "We believe in Trevor's leadership abilities. His 20 years of NHL experience including seven as team captain, his role as NHLPA president, community leader and businessman offers a very special skill set; one that will positively shape the direction of this club in the future.”
 
Since retiring on June 11, 2008—the 20th anniversary of his draft day—Linden has worked as a real estate developer and launched Club 16, a chain of health clubs and gyms in the Lower Mainland.

In his new role, Linden will be responsible for all hockey operations, which includes coaching and scouting staff, player procurement and development, and minor league affiliations and operations.
 
“I’m passionate about the Canucks and I want to win—just like our fans,” said Linden. “I believe in this team and share the organization’s commitment to excellence on and off of the ice.  I am looking forward to getting started – getting to know everyone in the organization, and working together to win the Stanley Cup for this great city and Province.”
 
Read more about Linden’s business career outside the Canucks in our 2011 feature profile: Trevor Linden’s Second Act.