The Canucks named Ryan Walter an assistant to Head Coach Alain Vigneault on Tuesday, according to a Canadian Press report. Since retiring after the 1992-93 season, Walter has earned a MA in leadership/business, worked with athletes and executives on techniques to maximize their potential, and done some motivational speaking.
June 2008 - Vancouver Canucks Wiretap
Canucks' Linden To Retire After 18 Seasons
Canucks' forward Trevor Linden will reportedly retire after eighteen seasons in the NHL, according to ESPN.com. He is expected to announce the decision at a press conference in Vancouver on Wednesday. Linden has 375 goals and 492 assists in his career. He was also the president of the National Hockey League Players' Association leading up to the 2004-05 work stoppage.
Bourdon Mourned At New Brunswick Ice Rink
Luc Bourdon, the 21-year-old Vancouver Canucks' defenseman who was killed in a motorcycle accident last week, was mourned on at a New Brunswick ice rink on Sunday, according to ESPN.com. "We offered the rink as a chapel, and it was the family's decision," owner Gilles Cormier said. "[Bourdon's mother] said yes because that was his life, he was always here, and that's where he'd want to be right now." "We were not ready for this. I don't think anyone is ready for this," Cormer, who coached Bourdon, added. "But we've had a lot of support from [people] all over the country that call us to help us."