Canucks re-sign Linden, team's all-time points leader

Updated: September 14, 2006, 8:13 AM ET
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks made it official Wednesday, announcing the signing of veteran center Trevor Linden to a one-year, $600,000 contract.

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TSN of Canada, which initially reported the deal on Monday, also stated Linden could make another $200,000 in bonuses.

"We're excited to have agreed to terms on a new contract with Trevor," Canucks general manager Dave Nonis said. "Trevor brings the valuable intangibles of experience and leadership to our hockey club and has been a huge part of this team and community for many years.

"Trevor's dedication and commitment is seen both on and off the ice, and we are thrilled that Trevor is going to be back in our lineup for the 2006-07 season."

The second overall pick by Vancouver in 1988, Linden has spent parts of 14 of his 17 NHL seasons with the Canucks, including the last 3½ campaigns. A six-time 30-goal scorer, the 36-year-old recorded just seven tallies and nine assists in 2005-06 but posted a plus-3 rating while playing all 82 games for the second straight season.

Linden, a former captain of the Canucks, has registered 299 goals and 397 assists in 1,001 career games with Vancouver, putting him atop the franchise's all-time points list. The Alberta native also is the Canucks' all-time leading playoff scorer with 32 tallies and 88 points in 106 postseason contests.

A two-time All-Star who represented Canada in the 1998 Winter Olympics, Linden has collected 356 goals and 474 assists in 1,243 career games with the Canucks, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals. He has scored a career-high 33 goals three times -- all with Vancouver -- and posted career bests of 47 assists and 80 points with the Canucks in 1995-96.