Linden Vey

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Linden Vey
2017 C1C - CZE v CAN - Linden Vey.jpg
Vey in December 2017
Born (1991-07-17) July 17, 1991 (age 28)
Wakaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre/Right wing
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
CSKA Moscow
Los Angeles Kings
Vancouver Canucks
Calgary Flames
Barys Astana
ZSC Lions
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 96th overall, 2009
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2011–present

Linden Vey (born July 17, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Vey previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings, the latter of which drafted him in the fourth round, 96th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

On June 28, 2014, Vey was traded by the Los Angeles Kings to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a second-round pick at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft (ultimately used to select Roland McKeown).[1] He scored his first NHL goal on October 11, 2014, against Viktor Fasth of the Edmonton Oilers. On October 5, 2015, Vey was placed on waivers by the Canucks. He cleared waivers the following day and was assigned to the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (AHL).

On July 5, 2016, Vey signed a one-year, two-way deal as a free agent with the Calgary Flames.[2] Vey was assigned to Calgary's AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat, to begin the 2016–17 season. As the team's top scorer, he scored 55 points in 61 games but was limited to just four scoreless games in his recall to the Flames.

On July 2, 2017, Vey signed a contract abroad in agreeing to a one-year deal with Kazakh-based club Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[3] Despite scoring 52 points in 50 games, Barys Astana missed the playoffs. As a result, Vey was granted his release and signed with ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League (NL) on January 18, 2018.[4] He played out the remainder of the season with the Lions, helping retain the Swiss championship.

On May 3, 2018, Vey opted to return to the KHL, signing a two-year contract as a free agent with CSKA Moscow.[5]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Canada

During the 2017–18 season, Vey was selected to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Used in a depth role, Vey contributed with one assist in six games to help Canada claim the bronze medal.

Personal life[edit]

On June 5, 2016, Vey's father, Curtis and his mistress, Angela Nicholson, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.[6] The targets of the plot were Vey's mother, Brigitte, as well as Nicholson's husband.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Beardy's Blackhawks SMHL 44 28 44 72 26
2006–07 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 48 8 9 17 21 5 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 71 24 48 72 20 11 2 5 7 2
2009–10 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 24 51 75 34 12 2 6 8 8
2010–11 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 69 46 70 116 36 15 12 13 25 8
2011–12 Manchester Monarchs AHL 74 19 24 43 16 4 2 4 6 0
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 74 22 45 67 32 4 2 0 2 4
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 43 14 34 48 20 4 0 2 2 4
2013–14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 0 5 5 0
2014–15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 75 10 14 24 18 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Utica Comets AHL 26 3 12 15 8
2015–16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 41 4 11 15 6
2016–17 Stockton Heat AHL 61 15 40 55 40 5 4 1 5 2
2016–17 Calgary Flames NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Barys Astana KHL 50 17 35 52 64
2017–18 ZSC Lions NL 10 2 4 6 8 5 0 2 2 4
2018–19 CSKA Moscow KHL 56 12 31 43 22 18 3 7 10 8
NHL totals 138 14 30 44 24 1 0 0 0 0
KHL totals 106 29 66 95 86 18 3 7 10 8

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada U17 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 3 3 0
2018 Canada OG 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 6 0 3 3 0
Senior totals 6 0 1 1 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WHL
East First All-Star Team 2011 [7]
Bob Clarke Trophy 2011
CHL Top Scorer 2011
AHL
Rookie of the Month (February) 2012
KHL
All-Star Game 2018
Gagarin Cup (CSKA Moscow) 2019 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linden Vey acquired by Canucks". CBC Sports. June 28, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Calgary Flames sign Linden Vey". flamesnation.ca. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Official! Linden Vey to Barys" (in Russian). Barys Astana. July 2, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Lind Vey agrees to terms with ZSC". ZSC Lions. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "CSKA strengthen with signing of Linden Vey" (in Russian). HC CSKA Moscow. May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ MacLeod, Meredith (June 6, 2016). "Saskatchewan lovers convicted of plot to murder spouses". CTV News. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  7. ^ "WHL East All-Stars and Awards". Western Hockey League. March 23, 2011. Archived from the original on April 26, 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "CSKA lifts the Gagarin Cup". Kontinental Hockey League. April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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