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Canucks name former captain Linden as president a day after firing Gillis

Image Credit: The Canadian Press
April 08, 2014 - 1:01 PM

VANCOUVER - Former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden has been named the team's president of hockey operations.

The announcement comes a day after the Canucks fired president and general manager Mike Gillis.

Linden played 19 seasons in the NHL, mostly with the Canucks.

He was named team captain at age 21 and led the team to the 1994 Stanley Cup final, where Vancouver lost in seven games to the New York Rangers.

The 43-year-old Linden scored 375 goals and added 492 assists in 1,382 career NHL games.

Gillis was fired after the Canucks failed to make the playoffs for the first time in six years.

The Canucks, who are holding a news conference later today, are still seeking a new general manager.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS GENERAL MANAGER MIKE GILLIS FIRED

FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Vancouver Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis addresses reporters in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canucks have fired Gillis, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, a day after being eliminated from playoff contention.
FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Vancouver Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis addresses reporters in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canucks have fired Gillis, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, a day after being eliminated from playoff contention.
Image Credit: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck, File

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have fired president and general manager Mike Gillis.

The move comes a day after the team was eliminated from playoff contention.

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