Beloved former Canucks captain Trevor Linden is being inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame, officials announced at GM Place yesterday.

Linden, who played 19 seasons in the NHL, will be inducted with Trail native and Stanley Cup-winner Dallas Drake, Kelowna Rockets general manager Bruce Hamilton and Hockey Canada executive Frank Lento.

The men will be honoured at the 2010 induction banquet in Penticton on July 23.

Linden — who grew up in Medicine Hat, Alta. — debuted in the NHL with the Canucks at 18, was named captain at 21 and played 16 seasons for the team.

He also played for the Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders. He retired in 2008.

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