Linden Vey Returns To LA, But As A Canuck


The Los Angeles Kings are at the Stapes tonight to take on the Vancouver Canucks, and old friend Linden Vey will be in the lineup against the team that developed him in the American Hockey League.

Vey, a Wakaw, SK Canada native was picked by the Kings back in 2009 in the fourth round (96th overall) and had a bright start with the organization, and knew what it was like to develop the proper way to the National Hockey League.

The 5’-11” Vey was NHL ready, but the Kings were already, locked with talent. With the Kings AHL affiliate in Manchester, New Hampshire, Vey was a force in the league with his offensively skilled vision, and a forward that can create offense quickly with his speed and natural instinct to force a way to the shooting areas. Vey is an extremely well “half-boards” set up guy that can play all types of situations.

In 191 games with the Manchester Monarchs, Vey had some vey good stats posting 55 goals, and 103 assists in his time in “ManchVegas”, but the bottle neck of talent forced the Kings to trade him to the Vancouver Canucks on June 28, 2014 during the 2014 draft in the second round for the 50th pick (Roland McKeon).

This season with the Canucks, Vey has played very well in the first part of this season. While appearing in 14 games this season, it seems like the Vancouver organization does like his talent enough to keep getting playing time. In those 14 games this season Vey has posted four goals and three assists.