Eric Lindros Will Be Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Eric Lindros, who starred for the Flyers in the 1990s, got in on his sixth try.

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Eric Lindros had to wait six years, but he finally got the call.

Today, Lindros got that call confirming his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Lindros came to the Flyers for six players and $15 million in a massive trade with the Quebec Nordiques in 1992. He played eight seasons for the Flyers, with 659 points (290 goals, 369 assists) in 486 games.

He won the Hart Memorial Trophy (the MVP) in the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season and helped the Flyers to the 1997 Stanley Cup Final. Along with John LeClair and Mikael Renberg, he made up the feared Legion of Doom line in the 1990s.

The team and Lindros eventually had a falling out, with Eric’s dad Carl saying the Flyers tried to “kill” his son. He was traded to the New York Rangers in 2001. A series of concussions ended his career prematurely; he retired at 33.

CSN Philly reports Lindros’ foil in Philadelphia, former Flyers GM Bobby Clarke, was “instrumental” in getting Lindros elected. Lindros returned to Philadelphia for the 2011 Winter Classic Alumni Game, assisting on a LeClair goal.

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