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Canucks retire Trevor Linden's Number 16

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
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Vancouver, B.C. – In an emotional pre-game ceremony earlier this evening at General Motors Place, Trevor Linden’s number 16 was raised to the rafters joining Stan Smyl’s number 12; the only two numbers retired in Canucks franchise history.


Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Robson and Canucks current play-by-play broadcaster, John Shorthouse hosted the ceremony attended by Linden’s family, friends, former teammates and a sold-out crowd prior to puck drop in Vancouver’s game versus the Edmonton Oilers. Ten of Linden’s former teammates took part in the ceremony, as well as members of the Canucks management team and the Aquilini family. National Hockey League Commissioner, Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner, Bill Daly along with long-time representative and friend Don Meehan were also on-ice to witness Linden’s number 16 retired.

The event featured speeches from significant influences in Linden’s life including longtime friend and former teammate Stan Smyl, former Canucks Coach and General Manager, Pat Quinn (via video) and Pam Keith, Canucks for Kids Fund Director and former Ronald McDonald House Executive Director. Linden, who was joined by his wife Cristina, parents Lane and Edna and brothers Dean and Jamie, addressed the fans with an eight minute speech prior to his number 16 being retired.

Ceremony highlights included: the presentation of an annual $10,000 Trevor Linden Spirit of Community Scholarship, Linden being presented with a trip for two to the 2009 Masters by the Aquilini Family and Canucks Sports & Entertainment, and Canucks teammates Roberto Luongo, Mattias Ohlund and Willie Mitchell providing Linden with a comprehensive heli-skiing package for two on behalf of the players.

Linden’s number 16 joins Stan Smyl’s number 12 as the only retired numbers in club history. Smyl had his number retired on November 3, 1991 at the Pacific Coliseum.

The full ceremony at GM Place will be available Thursday, December 18 on Canucks.com.

VAN - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1988-1989 Canucks   80 30 29 59 -10 41 10 1 2 186 16.1
1989-1990 Canucks   73 21 30 51 -17 43 6 2 3 171 12.3
1990-1991 Canucks   80 33 37 70 -25 65 16 2 4 229 14.4
1991-1992 Canucks   80 31 44 75 3 101 6 1 6 201 15.4
1992-1993 Canucks   84 33 39 72 19 64 8 0 3 209 15.8
1993-1994 Canucks   84 32 29 61 6 73 10 2 3 234 13.7
1994-1995 Canucks   48 18 22 40 -5 40 9 0 1 129 14.0
1995-1996 Canucks   82 33 47 80 6 42 12 1 2 202 16.3
1996-1997 Canucks   49 9 31 40 5 27 2 2 2 84 10.7
1997-1998 Canucks   42 7 14 21 -13 49 2 0 1 74 9.5
2001-2002 Canucks   64 12 22 34 -3 65 2 0 2 122 9.8
2002-2003 Canucks   71 19 22 41 -1 30 4 1 1 116 16.4
2003-2004 Canucks   82 14 22 36 -6 26 4 0 1 97 14.4
2005-2006 Canucks   82 7 9 16 3 15 1 1 0 55 12.7
2006-2007 Canucks   80 12 13 25 -6 34 5 0 1 92 13.0
2007-2008 Canucks   59 7 5 12 0 15 0 2 1 45 15.6
Team Totals:   1,140 318 415 733  -44 730  97  15  33  2,246  14.2
 
VAN - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1988-1989 Canucks   7 3 4 7 -1 8 2 1 0 11 27.3
1990-1991 Canucks   6 0 7 7 3 2 0 0 0 12 0.0
1991-1992 Canucks   13 4 8 12 5 6 2 0 1 37 10.8
1992-1993 Canucks   12 5 8 13 4 16 2 0 1 22 22.7
1993-1994 Canucks   24 12 13 25 3 18 5 1 1 67 17.9
1994-1995 Canucks   11 2 6 8 -1 12 1 0 0 19 10.5
1995-1996 Canucks   6 4 4 8 -1 6 2 0 0 14 28.6
2001-2002 Canucks   6 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 10 10.0
2002-2003 Canucks   14 1 2 3 -4 10 0 1 0 20 5.0
2003-2004 Canucks   7 0 0 0 -3 6 0 0 0 4 0.0
2006-2007 Canucks   12 2 5 7 4 6 1 0 2 19 10.5
Team Totals:   118 34 61 95  10 90  15  3  5  235  14.5
 
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