|Assets:||Displays tremendous hockey sense. Has proven himself as a great point producer at lower levels. Is also a solid player without the puck.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have a lot of size (6-0, 183 pounds) to speak of, so he must prove capable of producing good totals at the highest level (and over time).|
|Career Potential:||Solid playmaker with some upside.|
|Canadian Major Junior||Leading Scorer||2010-11|
|WHL||Bobby Clarke Trophy||2010-11|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||2010-11|
|7/14/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Vancouver Canucks tendered a qualifying offer.|
|6/28/2014||Acquired from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|5/04/2014||Recalled from the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|4/21/2014||Assigned to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|4/15/2014||Recalled from the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|4/08/2014||Re-assigned to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|4/04/2014||Assigned to the Ontario Reign (ECHL).|
|4/03/2014||Recalled from the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|3/05/2014||Assigned to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|2/19/2014||Recalled from the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|1/22/2014||Assigned to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|1/16/2014||Recalled from the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|12/19/2013||Assigned to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|11/01/2013||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|9/29/2013||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|5/09/2013||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|5/03/2012||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|9/25/2011||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|5/24/2011||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/24/2010||Returned to his junior team (Medicine Hat-WHL).|
|9/16/2009||Returned to his junior team (Medicine Hat-WHL).|
|6/28/2014||Los Angeles Kings traded Linden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks for a 2nd round selection in 2014.|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round (96th overall) in 2009.|
Linden Vey likely to be Canucks No. 3 center | 07/19/2014 9:42 AM
NewsLinden Vey, acquired at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from the Los Angeles Kings for the 50th pick the Canucks got for defenseman Jason Garrison, should be Vancouver's No. 3 centre next season.
ImpactThe Canucks have signed the restricted free agent to a one-year contract. Canucks general manager Jim Benning said he knew plenty about Vey from his time living in Boston while the 22-year-old played for the AHL's Manchester Monarchs. Vey also played for new coach Willie Desjardins with the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers. "There's a familiarity with Linden," Benning said. "He's a puck-possession guy, he's strong, he's a good two-way player, he plays a 200-foot game. He's ready to play in the NHL now." Vey only has 18 games of NHL experience due in part to the Stanley Cup-champion Kings' depth of young forwards. Benning said he'll get more opportunity in Vancouver.
Linden Vey accepts qualifying offer | 07/14/2014 3:27 PM
NewsLinden Vey has accepted the Vancouver Canucks' qualifying offer.
Brad Ziemer on Twitter
ImpactThe Canucks acquired Vey from Los Angeles in exchange for the 50th overall pick (Roland McKeown) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Vey's qualifying offer comes with a $735,000 annual cap hit.
Linden Vey heads to Canucks in draft-day deal | 06/28/2014 11:57 AM
NewsLos Angeles traded Linden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks for the 50th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Steve Zipay on Twitter
ImpactThe Kings used the selection to take Roland McKeown. Vey has spent most of the past three seasons with AHL Manchester. He skated in 18 games with Los Angeles during the 2013-14 campaign, where he collected five assists.
Kings promote Linden Vey to big club | 05/05/2014 8:28 AM
NewsThe Los Angeles Kings have promoted Linden Vey.
ImpactVey had five assists in 18 games with the Kings this season. He may not be able to crack the Los Angeles lineup in the playoffs but has a good chance to stick with the Kings next season.
Linden Vey returns to the minors | 04/22/2014 10:01 AM
NewsLinden Vey has been sent to the minors by the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactThe Kings might follow that up by summoning Colin Fraser, but that move hasn't been announced yet. Vey had five assists in 18 games with the Kings in 2013-14.
Kings promote Linden Vey | 04/09/2014 10:17 AM
NewsLinden Vey has been called up by the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactVey was sent to ECHL Ontario for salary cap purposes and the Kings always intended to call him back up when they could. He has five assists in 18 games this season.
Los Angeles calls up Linden Vey | 04/03/2014 5:19 PM
NewsLinden Vey has been called up by Los Angeles.
ImpactHe won't be in the lineup for Thursday's meeting with San Jose and he is slated to join the team shortly before puck drop. Vey might suit up on Saturday at Vancouver. He has no goals and five assists in 18 appearances with Los Angeles in 2013-14.
Linden Vey won't be called up soon | 03/19/2014 9:34 AM
NewsCap considerations will likely keep Linden Vey in the minors for a while longer.
ImpactThat was the reason for Vey's demotion in the first place. He has 11 goals and 39 points in 36 games in 2013-14.
Linden Vey heads to the minors | 03/06/2014 10:04 AM
NewsThe Los Angeles Kings have sent Linden Vey to the minors.
ImpactThe Kings made it very clear that Vey was being demoted for cap reasons. The Kings don't have much breathing room after acquiring Marian Gaborik on Wednesday.
| 02/27/2014 2:07 AM
NewsLinden Vey was called up from the minors on Wednesday February 26.
Linden Vey returns to AHL Manchester | 01/22/2014 6:31 PM
NewsThe Los Angeles Kings have demoted Linden Vey.
Kings.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactVey has five assists in 15 games with Los Angeles. He also has six goals and 22 points in 20 contests in 2013-14.
Oy, Linden Vey unlikely to play for Kings | 01/18/2014 8:53 AM
NewsForward Linden Vey was called up by the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday but did not play Thursday night against the Blues and likely will be a healthy scratch for a game against the Detroit Red Wings today.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactThat's likely because he stayed on the ice for extra work Friday. Vey, who had five assists in 14 games in his first recall, said he anticipates an easier adjustment this time. "I'm excited to be back here and hopefully I'll contribute," he said.
Kings bring up forward Linden Vey | 01/16/2014 6:07 PM
NewsLinden Vey has been called up by Los Angeles.
ImpactHe's not expected to play Thursday night against St. Louis. In 14 games with the Kings this campaign, Vey has no goals and five assists.
Linden Vey records a pair of assists Thursday | 11/15/2013 9:43 AM
NewsLinden Vey registered two assists in the Kings' 3-2 overtime win against the Islanders on Thursday.
Los Angeles Daily News
ImpactVey now has three points in four games this season. Before he was summoned by the Kings, he had three goals and eight assists in 10 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Linden Vey gets first NHL point Saturday | 11/10/2013 8:21 AM
NewsLinden Vey picked up the first NHL point of his career on Saturday.
ImpactVey assisted on Jordan Nolan's opening goal of the game. Vey was recalled by the Kings on November 1 to replace Jeff Carter on the roster as Carter was placed on the injured reserve list. Vey was selected in the fourth round of the 2009 Draft and had three goals and 11 points in the AHL before his recall.
Linden Vey to make NHL debut Thursday | 11/07/2013 5:19 PM
NewsLinden Vey will make his NHL debut Thursday on Los Angeles' fourth line.
Impact"You just got to think of it as just another hockey game," he said. "Obviously it's a little more than that. I've been playing ever since I was 4 years old and I'm looking forward to this. I think there will be a little bit of nerves the first shift, but once I get into it I'll be fine." Vey has three goals and 11 points in 10 AHL games this year. He was picked by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2009 draft.
Linden Vey likely to make NHL debut for Kings | 11/02/2013 8:46 AM
NewsThere's a good chance Linden Vey will make his NHL debut Saturday.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactVey was just called up in the wake of Jeff Carter being placed on injured reserve and Keaton Ellerby being placed on waivers. The 22-year-old fourth-round pick from the 2009 draft had three goals and eight assists on the year.
Kings call up Linden Vey | 11/01/2013 4:05 PM
NewsLinden Vey has been promoted by the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactVey has three goals and 11 points in 10 AHL games this season. He might make his NHL debut on Saturday.
Vey makes good impression on Darryl Sutter | 09/20/2013 10:46 AM
NewsKings coach Darryl Sutter has liked what he's seen from Linden Vey during training camp.
ImpactVey will play on a line with Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli during Friday's preseason game. Vey has an outside shot of making the team after recording 67 points in 74 AHL games last season. If he doesn't make the squad though, there's a good chance that he'll be one of the first players called up if the Kings need an injury replacement.
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|Goals||2||at Det||Nov 30||0|
|Assists||1||13 times-last:vs. StL||last:Mar 1||2|
|Points||3||at Det||Nov 30||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||8 times-last:vs. StL||last:Mar 1||0|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Jan 6||1|
|Power Play Goals||1||4 times-last:at Det||last:Nov 30||0|
|Power Play Points||1||6 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Jan 30||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||59 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Mar 3||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||59 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Mar 3||1|
|Shots||4||vs. Dal||Dec 17||3|
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