Throughout his hockey career, Trevor Linden was respected as a leader both on the ice and in the community. His 20 years of wins, losses and ups & downs make for a great story. Now as an engaging, honest and highly regarded speaker he talks about leadership, teamwork and the life lessons he learned along the way.
Since retiring, Trevor has entered the business world with the same focus he took to the ice for 20 years. Linden was involved in the creation of Club 16 – Trevor Linden Fitness, and has partnered to build two residential/commercial development projects. His dedication to the community continues to make him one of Canada’s most respected athletes.
Trevor Linden played 20 seasons in the NHL from 1988 to 2008. He played 16 of those seasons with the Vancouver Canucks earning him the nickname “Captain Canuck”, and becoming the first Canuck player to participate in over 1,000 games. He then became the President of Hockey Operations for the Vancouver Canucks.
Trevor Linden was also he was elected president of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), a position he held for eight years.
A community man working primarily with children, he has made frequent appearances at the BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place, a hospice for terminally ill children. He inaugurated the Trevor Linden Foundation to raise money for local charities and has hosted an annual golfing event as a fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital.
Fitness and high-performance continue to be a big part of Trevor’s life. He enjoys cycling and cross country skiing and has completed several international races in both sports. You can spot him training around Vancouver, Whistler and the Okanagan year round.