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.
Vey in December 2017
July 17, 1991|
Wakaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings
96th overall, 2009|
Los Angeles Kings
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). 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. 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). 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. He played out the remainder of the season with the Lions, helping retain the Swiss championship.
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
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.
On June 5, 2016, Vey's father, Curtis Vey, and his father's mistress, Angela Nicholson, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder. The targets of the plot were Vey's mother, Brigitte, as well as Nicholson's husband.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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|
|2013–14||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||18||0||5||5||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|East First All-Star Team||2011|||
|Bob Clarke Trophy||2011|
|CHL Top Scorer||2011|
|Rookie of the Month (February)||2012|
|Gagarin Cup (CSKA Moscow)||2019|||
- "Linden Vey acquired by Canucks". CBC Sports. June 28, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
- "Calgary Flames sign Linden Vey". flamesnation.ca. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- "Official! Linden Vey to Barys" (in Russian). Barys Astana. July 2, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
- "Lind Vey agrees to terms with ZSC". ZSC Lions. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
- "CSKA strengthen with signing of Linden Vey" (in Russian). HC CSKA Moscow. May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
- MacLeod, Meredith (June 6, 2016). "Saskatchewan lovers convicted of plot to murder spouses". CTV News. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- "WHL East All-Stars and Awards". Western Hockey League. March 23, 2011. Archived from the original on April 26, 2011.
- "CSKA lifts the Gagarin Cup". Kontinental Hockey League. April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.