Eric Lindros

Retired Professional Ice Hockey Player Who Played 13 Seasons In the National Hockey League
Born Feb 28, 1973

Eric Bryan Lindros is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. Lindros played junior hockey in the OHL for the Oshawa Generals prior to being selected first overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. Lindros refused to play for the Nordiques and was eventually traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in June 1992 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.… Read More

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1973 Birth Born on February 28, 1973.


During his OHL career, Lindros led the Generals to a Memorial Cup victory in 1990. … Read More
1991 18 Years Old Lindros was selected first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. … Read More
1992 19 Years Old 1 More Event
While he awaited a trade, Lindros spent the time playing with the Generals and also participated in the 1992 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal with Canada.


1993 - 1995 3 More Events
1997 24 Years Old Lindros led the Flyers to the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals, handily defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers in five games apiece. … Read More
1998 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, Lindros, at just 25 years of age, was ranked number 54th on The Hockey News list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players of all time. … Read More
Lindros would suffer a second concussion in January 1999 that sidelined him for two games.
2000 27 Years Old After Lindros was cleared to play in December, the Flyers refused to deal his rights to the Toronto Maple Leafs, as he preferred, and Lindros sat out the entire 2000–01 season.
2001 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Bobby Clarke eventually traded Lindros to the New York Rangers on August 20, 2001, in exchange for Jan Hlaváč, Kim Johnsson, Pavel Brendl and a 2003 third-round draft choice (Štefan Ružička). … Read More
2002 29 Years Old Though 2002–03 was the first injury-free season of his career, he struggled to match his previous season, scoring just 53 points in 81 games.


2003 30 Years Old In 2003–04, Lindros' eighth concussion limited him to just 39 games, though he did collect 32 points. … Read More
2005 32 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 11, 2005, after the NHL labour dispute had cancelled the 2004–05 season, Lindros signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Maple Leafs for the 2005–06 season.
2006 33 Years Old 1 More Event
After a 27-game absence, Lindros returned to the Toronto lineup on February 28, 2006, his 33rd birthday, against the Washington Capitals. … Read More
He would play in 49 regular season games collecting 26 points, and three games in the 2007 playoffs.


2016 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 27, 2016, Lindros was one of four individuals named to the 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame class, to be inducted in November. … Read More
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