VANCOUVER, BC - The Vancouver Canucks announced today that Trevor Linden is leaving his role as President, Hockey Operations. Linden was hired on April 9, 2014 and oversaw an important transition phase for the Canucks both on and off the ice.
"There aren't many individuals in sport more connected to a team and a community than Trevor is in Vancouver," said Managing Partner, Francesco Aquilini. "The Canucks are entering an exciting new era thanks in large part to Trevor's leadership and hard work. I thank Trevor for all of his accomplishments and I am confident that Jim Benning and his staff will continue that momentum in the months ahead."
"I would like to thank Trevor for the opportunity he gave me and my family," said General Manager, Jim Benning. "I have thoroughly enjoyed working and learning from Trevor over the past four years. We still have lots of work to do, but I am proud of what we have built together so far in Vancouver."
Trevor Linden leaves the organization to pursue different endeavors after serving four years as President, Hockey Operations where he oversaw all hockey operations areas, including coaching, scouting, player development, and minor league affiliations and operations. He also served as Alternate Governor, NHL.
Linden is also one of the most accomplished and celebrated players in team history, with leadership and community connections rooted in British Columbia for more than two decades. He played 19 NHL seasons, having recorded 867 points (375-492-867) in 1382 regular season games with the Canucks, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals. Throughout his career, Linden was a proven playoff performer. In 124 playoff games, he recorded 99 points (34-65-99) and 104 penalty minutes.