Linden Vey

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2016-01-20

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Linden Vey, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Born: 1991-07-17

Hometown: Wakaw, SK

Drafted: 2009 by Los Angeles Kings, 96th Overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 2016 – After a disappointing beginning to the season, which included passing through waivers, Vey provided the Utica Comets with consistent scoring in the AHL. Three goals and 15 points in 26 games with the Comets paid off, as he was called up Jan.18 after an injury to Henrik Sedin. There is no question that Linden has seized his opportunity, as he has played in each of Vancouver's 13 games since being summoned while posting a goal and four points with a minus-3 rating. What is more impressive is the increased responsibility he has received. Whereas his average ice time in his first six contests was a sliver over 13 minutes per game, that has increased to upwards of 16 minutes in his past seven. This recent improvement in performance may help solidify a spot with the Canucks, and could make him a potential trade target at the trade deadline. This is a big "if" though, as the Canucks are still in the thick of a wild-card race. Given the uptick in performance, Vey could represent a depth addition in case of an injury to your keeper league down the stretch. David McDonald

November 2015 – Vey is heavily leaned on in Utica, posting 10 points in 13 games. His nine assists are a product of Hunter Shinkaruk's 10 goal outburst to start the season, but Vey is a responsible two-way leader for the Comets. Vancouver has opted to recall various other players over him this season, though those players were receiving their first viewings at the NHL level, while the Canucks know what they are getting with Linden. Now that everyone has had their go-round, Vey may be once again be in the consideration for a call-up, but his long-term future with Vancouver is highly in doubt. Mike Barrett

October 2015 – In somewhat of a surprise, Vey was cut from the Canucks' main camp on October 5th. He had to clear waivers to get to Utica; which he did. The 24-year-old should be Vancouver's first call up due to his experience and versatility. Mike Barrett

December 2014 – Vey has received solid ice-time for most of the season, but was scratched from the lineup at the end of November for not producing enough of his own chances (20 shots). Originally playing center in Vancouver, Vey has also been moved to the wing to get back in the lineup. An injury to Zach Kassian has also put Vey back on the top powerplay unit.  The benching looks to have done him well, as the 23-year-old returned to score two goals and one assist on November 30th vs Detroit (5-3 loss).Vey now has six goals and six assists in 24 games this season and should reach the 20-goal plateau if things trend upward. Mike Barrett

October 2014 – Vey has really set himself apart from the rest of the pack in regards to prospects in Vancouver, as he is a nightly fixture in coach Desjardins lineup. Not only is he counted on for regular minutes, he even scored his first-career NHL goal skating on the power play with the Sedin twins. Vey's skating and offensive ability have had the chance to shine here, unlike in LA where he was never given the chance due to a log jam of depth up the middle. Just recently, Vey has been moved to center the fourth line. If this continues, the limited minutes will be cause for worry, but this is probably only temporary. Mike Barrett

September 2014 – New Canucks GM Jim Benning recently confirmed what was earlier assumed, that the third line center spot is Lindey Vey's to lose. Benning was quoted as saying, "I think Linden Vey could be that guy for us…he’s a puck-possession guy, he buys time and space with the puck, makes good plays and ends up with scoring chances. That line he played on (with Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson) was the best line in the league. Some games, Linden Vey was the best player on that line. Th