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Eric Lindros

Born:February 28, 1973Draft:1991 Nordiques 1st Overall
Hometown:London, OntarioPosition:C
Known For:“Legion Of Doom”Shoots/Catches:Right
National Team:Canada

Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He was chosen first overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. He refused to play for the Nordiques and was eventually traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in June 1992 in exchange for a package of players and draft picks including Peter Forsberg. During his OHL career, Lindros led the Generals to a Memorial Cup victory in 1990. Prior to being drafted in 1991, Lindros captured the Red Tilson Trophy as the Most Outstanding Player in the OHL, and also was named the CHL Player of the Year.

Lindros began his National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Flyers during the 1992–93 season. He was an exemplary power forward, and averaged more than a point per game. His hard-nosed style caused him to miss significant time with injuries, and he had many problems with concussions. Lindros captured the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league MVP and Lester B. Pearson Award as the most outstanding player after the lockout-shortened 1994–95 season. In August 2001, Lindros joined the New York Rangers via a trade. He then signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 2005–06 season before finishing his career in 2006–07 with the Dallas Stars.

Internationally, Lindros represented Canada at the World Junior Championships three times (1990, 1991 and 1992), winning gold medals in 1990 and 1991. He is Canada’s all-time points leader at the World Junior Championships with 31 points. Lindros has also represented Canada’s senior team at the World Hockey Championships, leading the squad in scoring at the 1993 tournament. In Olympic play, Lindros represented Canada three times (1992, 1998 and 2002), winning a silver medal in 1992 and gold in 2002. In 2016 Lindros was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2017 he was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history. Lindros’ jersey, #88, was retired by the Flyers in 2018.

Eric Lindros
(Credit: Steve Babineau/Allsport)

Eric Lindros Statistics

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Achievements

  • OHL Memorial Cup — 1990
  • OHL Most Valuable Player — 1991
  • CHL Most Valuable Player — 1991
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal — 1990
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal — 1991
  • U20 WJC Best Forward — 1991
  • Canada Cup Gold Medal — 1991
  • Olympic Silver Medal — 1992
  • IIHF World Championships Best Forward — 1993
  • Olympic Gold Medal — 2002
  • NHL All-Rookie Team — 1993
  • Hart Memorial Trophy — 1995
  • Lester B. Pearson Award — 1995
  • NHL First Team All-Star — 1995
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1996
  • Selected to Seven NHL All-Star Games — 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame — 2016
  • No. 88 Jersey Retired by OHL’s Oshawa Generals — 2008
  • No. 88 Jersey Retired by Flyers — 2018

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