Trevor Linden

Trevor Linden

Former NHL All-Star | President of Hockey Operations, Vancouver Canucks

Former NHL All-Star and Olympian Trevor Linden is one of the most celebrated hockey players of all time. Widely respected in both the business and philanthropic worlds, Trevor’s speeches stress the importance of diplomatic leadership, and illustrate how giving back can be a motivator for success in both our professional and personal lives.

Trevor’s NHL career spanned over 19 years, four teams, two All-Star games, and the Nagano Olympic Games. Named the youngest-ever captain of the Vancouver Canucks at just 21 years old, Trevor led the team to within a game of winning the Stanley Cup in 1994, earning him the lifelong nickname “Captain Canuck.” Later elected president of the National Hockey League Players’ Association, Trevor played an instrumental role over his eight years of service. In 2005-06, Trevor suited up for his 1,000th game as a Canuck, and a season later he became the first Canuck to score 300 goals for the team.

Since his retirement from professional hockey in 2008, Trevor has partnered with companies across Canada—like Bell, CIBC and Ernst & Young—to assist in the activation of their business programs, and also partnered with The Airey Group to pursue real estate and design projects, jointly developing several award-winning properties in British Columbia.

He is the founder of Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness, a collection of numerous locations in the Lower Mainland, all dedicated to making fitness membership fun and economically accessible for all.

Trevor established The Trevor Linden Foundation in 1997 in support of youth and children with special needs. He has also appeared in several key charity campaigns including Cops for Cancer, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the Canadian Cancer Society’s BC & Yukon Preventative Health Campaign, Ronald McDonald House BC, The Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC, and the BC Children’s Hospital.

The Importance of Teamwork and Leadership to Success

Professional, personable and inspirational, Trevor Linden’s 20-year hockey career was filled with ups, downs, and lots of lessons learned along the way. On stage, Linden shares his stories, weaving in hard-earned, and highly applicable tips on leadership, and how to take strategies for success from the ice to the business world. Linden shows his audiences that diplomacy and giving back can be exceptional motivators in both our work and personal lives.