Thursday, June 12, 2008

Linden makes it official

June 11, 1988 was the day that Trevor Linden was drafted second overall by the Vancouver Canucks.

June 11, 2008 was the day that Trevor Linden officially retired from the NHL.

A lot can happen in 20 years, and we have all come to love Linden for what he has done in that time.

He is one of the most well-liked guys in the league, and the most popular player to suit up for the Canucks.

More importantly, he is one heck of a guy off the ice, doing so much for children's charities. He was recognized for this work, winning the King Clancy Memorial Trophy (1997) and the NHL Foundation Player Award (2008).

The league needs more guys like him.

Linden may not be completely done with hockey, as he is currently talking to the Canucks about remaining in the organization in some capacity.


DaBich said...

Linden was a true hockey hero. He will be missed!

David said...

hmmm...but wasn't he the president of the NHLPA during the Year of No Hockey? I guess that was more the owners' fault, though... Still, mad props to the guy. And I love the poetic nature of his retirement date.

Stoosh said...

I think I speak for all Canuckleheads when I say...