Linden's No. 16 to head to rafters
The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they will host ‘Trevor Linden Night’ at General Motors Place on December 17th when they play the Edmonton Oilers. The night dedicated to the longtime Captain of the Canucks will be highlighted by a pre-game ceremony where Linden’s number 16 will be retired. Linden’s sweater will join Stan Smyl’s number 12 in the rafters at General Motors Place.>> team release
Hard to believe.
Linden only ended up registering 375 goals and fell well short of 1,000 points, but that makes him a somewhat fitting hero for Vancouver given their history. He has played in 39 per cent of the team's 2,952 regular season games.
Linden's first in franchise games played, second in goals, first in assists, second in points, third in power play goals and second in shots and shorthanded and game winning goals. He was sixth among active players in games played in 2007-08, behind only Chelios, Shanahan, Wesley, Richardson and Recchi.