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Trevor Linden playing for the Vancouver Canucks

Trevor Linden (born 1970) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played centre and right wing with four teams: the Vancouver Canucks (in two stints), New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, and Washington Capitals. In addition to appearing in two NHL All-Star Games, Linden was a member of the 1998 Canadian Olympic team and participated in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. Throughout his career, Linden has been recognized as a respected leader on and off the ice. He was named captain of the Canucks at the age of 21, making him one of the youngest captains in league history. While captaining the Canucks, Linden led the team to within a game of winning the Stanley Cup in 1994. It was during this time that he began to be called Captain Canuck. In 1998 he was elected President of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), a position he held for eight years. As President, he played an instrumental role in the 2004–05 NHL lockout, including negotiations with league owners. After 19 seasons in the NHL, Linden retired on June 11, 2008, twenty years to the day after he was drafted into the NHL. Linden's jersey number 16 was retired by the Canucks on December 17, 2008, the second number retired by the team. (more...)

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A romanticized depiction of a tramp smoking a cigar with a cane over his arm, from an 1899 poster. In American English, a tramp is a homeless person who travels from place to place as a vagrant, traditionally on foot. In British English, the term only refers to a homeless person, usually not a traveling one. The term "tramp" is derived from the Middle English as a verb meaning to "walk with heavy footsteps" (cf. modern English "trample").

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