Canucks, Team President Trevor Linden Part Ways

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 26, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 9: Trevor Linden listens to a question from the media during a press conference announcing him as the new President Hockey Operations of the Vancouver Canucks, April 09, 2014 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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The Vancouver Canucks and team president Trevor Linden mutually agreed to part ways Wednesday. 

Canucks managing partner Francesco Aquilini said in a statement:

"There aren't many individuals in sport more connected to a team and a community than Trevor is in Vancouver. 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."

According to the club, Linden left the front office to "pursue different endeavors."

The Canucks hired Linden as their president of hockey operations in April 2014. During his time at the helm, Vancouver went 140-150-38 and made one playoff appearance in 2015. 

Linden, 48, spent 16 seasons with the Canucks and ranks third on the franchise's all-time goal-scoring list behind Daniel Sedin and Markus Naslund with 318.

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