Vancouver Canucks right wing Linden Vey is coming off arguably the worst season of his young NHL career.
After spending all of the 2014-15 season with the Canucks following a trade from the LA Kings, the 24-year-old forward split time between Vancouver and the team’s minor league team in Utica, New York.
Well, it seems Linden’s struggles weren’t because of some sophomore slump. Instead, we’re now learning that he might have been distracted – at least a little bit? – because his father will be going on trial, accused of conspiring to murder his mother.
Three months before Linden’s NHL debut, his dad Curtis – who happens to be a farmer – was arrested in Saskatchewan, accused of conspiring with his mistress, Angela Nicholson, to kill both his wife, Brigitte Vey, and Angela’s husband, a fellow farmer named Jim Taylor.
The plan sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie. The couple were working to have Brigitte Vey die in a house fire – and have Jim Taylor die of a drug overdose on Halloween. All that’s terrible – but it’s also messing with Linden Vey’s career. “It changes your life,” Linden said. “Your life is a certain way for so many years and all of a sudden, you wake up one day and it’s totally different.” Yeah. Learning your dad is a psychopath will do that to a guy.