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Friday, November 10, 2023

Today In NHL History - Linden Trade (WAS-VAN)

On November 10th in 2001, the Vancouver Canucks acquired former captain Trevor Linden and a second round draft pick (Denis Grot) in exchange for a first round pick in 2002 (Boyd Gordon) and a third rounder in 2003.

Linden would skate for six more seasons with the team that took him second overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft surpassing several franchise milestones before announcing his retirement on June 11, 2008, exactly two decades from the day Canucks GM Pat Quinn first called his name.

On April 9, 2014, exactly six years one day after his final NHL game, Linden was named President of Hockey Operations for the Vancouver Canucks, the day after Mike Gillis was relieved of the role.

That's today in NHL history.