# 16 Goes to the Rafters
Trevor Linden had his # 16 raised into the rafter by the Vancouver Canucks on December 17, 2008. Trevor Linden was and always will be one of Vancouver’s finest.
Here is a great tribute to the Canuck from SubCrib TC (a member of SomethingAwful):
Trevor Linden has been the heart of the Vancouver Canucks since the day he was drafted. Not seeing him on the ice just seems wrong, but at least this time we don’t have to watch him play in another uniform.
TREVOR THE ROOKIE
Linden was drafted second overall in 1988 by the Canucks. In both of his previous two seasons he had led his hometown Medicine Hat Tigers to Memorial Cup victories. Linden jumped straight into the NHL at age 18 and held his own. His first goal was against Kelly Hrudey, but he managed to score some against good goalies too. He was the first Canuck to make it to 30 goals in his rookie season, and the only rookie to ever win the Cyclone Taylor award as team MVP. Leech beat him out for the Calder by a hair, but I don’t know if we can hold that against anyone.
Showing signs of what would come, Linden upped his game in the playoffs his rookie year and managed 7 points in the 7 game first round series against the Cup winning Flames.
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