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Canucks make Linden president of hockey operations

Canucks make Linden president of hockey operations

File Photo: Vancouver Canucks center Trevor Linden. Dec. 23, 2007. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/David Zalubowski

After 19 seasons on the ice and an N-H-L player, veteran Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden has returned to the league — this time as president of hockey operations for his former team.

Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini confirmed the appointment this morning — less than 24 hours after firing general manager Mike Gillis.

Linden will be responsible for all hockey operations, including the team’s coaching and scouting staffs, as well as signing and developing players.

The 43-year-old, who played 16 of his 19 N-H-L seasons with the Canucks — notching 867 points in just under 14-hundred career NHL games — also led his colleagues through the bitter 1998 N-H-L lockout as president of the N-H-L Players Association. (The Canadian Press)

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