April 11th, 2012 - Happy 42nd Birthday to forever our Captain Canuck, Trevor Linden! At just 18 years old, Trevor began his NHL career being drafted 2nd overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. In his third season, he shared a rotated captaincy, and at the age of 21, he became the sole Captain of the Canucks, making him the youngest captain in franchise history. He led Vancouver to division championships and to the Stanley Cup Finals. He was traded in 1998, and after what seemed the be the longest 3 years, he returned to the team that he once lead, as a role model, mentor, and inspiration, not only to the new faces of the Canucks, but to the fans as well. Wearing an A, Trevor played the game he loved with the team in which he belonged, until the end of the 2008 season. He decided it was time to hang up his jersey and to untie his skates for good, and with that, it was a no-brainer for the Vancouver Canucks to bestow upon him the highest honour that they could- the retirement of his jersey, #16. He was one of the greatest captains that this city has seen, on and off the ice, and will forever be our Captain Canuck. Happy birthday, Trevor!