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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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Lindros.


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's entry to the National Hockey League (NHL) echoed his experience in the OHL. 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 Oshawa Generals and also participated in the 1992 Winter Olympics, winning a Silver Medal with Team Canada.


1993 - 1995 3 More Events
1997 24 Years Old Lindros led the Flyers to the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals, handily defeating Pittsburgh, Buffalo and the New York Rangers in 5 games apiece. … Read More
1998 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, Lindros, only 25 years old, was ranked number 54 on The Hockey News list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players of all time. … Read More
Lindros would suffer a 2nd concussion in January 1999 that sidelined him for 2 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
Flyers GM Bobby Clarke eventually traded Lindros to the New York Rangers on August 20, 2001 for Jan Hlavac, Kim Johnsson, Pavel Brendl, and a 2003 3rd-round draft choice (Stefan Ruzicka). … 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, only collecting 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 labor dispute had cancelled the 2004–05 season, Lindros signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 2005–06 NHL season.
After a 27-game absence, Lindros returned to the Toronto lineup on February 28, 2006, his 33rd birthday, against the Washington Capitals.
Lindros officially announced his retirement on November 8, 2007, in London, Ontario, at the age of 34.
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