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June 27, 2016

Eric Lindros elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

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It took six years, but The Big E will finally get to claim his rightful place among the game’s all-time greats.

On Monday, former Flyers forward Eric Lindros was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame along with Pat Quinn, Sergei Makarov, and Rogie Vachon. The induction ceremony will be November 14th in Toronto:

Lindros’ 1.138 points per game ranks 19th all time among NHL players. A physical power forward, he dealt with a series of concussion issues throughout his career and also sometimes feuded with Flyers general manager Bobby Clarke.

Still, Lindros was undeniably a unique talent. He played eight seasons in Philadelphia, winning the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1995. Lindros helped lead the Orange and Black to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1997, teaming up with John LeClair and Mikael Renberg to form the “Legion of Doom” line:

Lindros also played for the Rangers, Maple Leafs, and Stars. Two years ago, he joined the Flyers Hall of Fame with LeClair.

While some felt that former teammate Mark Recchi would join Lindros in the Hall of Fame this season, Quinn was the other person with Philadelphia ties to get the nod. Elected in the builder category, Quinn coached the Flyers from 1978 to 1982. In 1979-80, he guided the Flyers to a 35-game unbeaten streak and berth in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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