Eric Lindros

Eric Lindros

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London, Ontario

Hockey Legend | Athlete Advocate | NHL Leadership | Sports Resilience | Athlete Welfare Specialist

Eric Lindros, born February 28, 1973, is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player renowned for his powerful playing style and significant contributions to the sport. Known for his exceptional skill and resilience, Lindros's career highlights include leading the Oshawa Generals to a Memorial Cup victory, winning the Hart Memorial Trophy, and earning a gold medal with Team Canada in the 2002 Olympics. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016, Lindros remains a revered figure in hockey history.
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The Steve Dangle Podcast with Eric Lindros

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ERIC LINDROS BIOGRAPHY

Eric Lindros, born February 28, 1973, is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player renowned for his impressive career and contributions to the sport. Born in London, Ontario, and raised in Toronto, Lindros’s legacy in hockey is marked by his powerful playing style and remarkable achievements both in the NHL and on the international stage. His expertise lies in his deep understanding of hockey dynamics, his experiences as a top-tier athlete, and his insights into overcoming the challenges associated with professional sports.

Lindros began his professional journey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Oshawa Generals, where he showcased his prodigious talent. Leading the Generals to a Memorial Cup victory in 1990, he was awarded the Red Tilson Trophy as the Most Outstanding Player and named the CHL Player of the Year. In the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Lindros was selected first overall by the Quebec Nordiques, but he refused to play for the team, leading to his pivotal trade to the Philadelphia Flyers in 1992. Lindros made an immediate impact in the NHL, debuting in the 1992–93 season and quickly becoming known for his exceptional skill and aggressive style of play.

Throughout his NHL career, Eric Bryan Lindros was a dominant power forward, averaging more than a point per game despite facing significant time away from the ice due to injuries and concussions. His excellence was recognized in the 1994–95 season when he won both the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league MVP and the Lester B. Pearson Award as the most outstanding player. After nearly a decade with the Flyers, he was traded to the New York Rangers in 2001, later signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 2005–06 season, and concluding his career with the Dallas Stars in 2006–07.

Lindros’s international career is equally illustrious. He represented Canada at the World Junior Championships three times, winning gold in 1990 and 1991, and remains Canada’s all-time points leader in the tournament. He also played in the World Hockey Championships and represented Canada in three Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in 1992 and a gold medal in 2002. His contributions to hockey have been recognized with numerous accolades, including his induction into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 and the Hockey Hall of Fame later that year. In 2017, he was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players in history, and in 2018, the Philadelphia Flyers retired his iconic #88 jersey.

Beyond his professional achievements, Lindros’s impact on the sport extends through his commitment to speaking and engaging with the hockey community. His journey through the highs and lows of a professional sports career provides valuable lessons on resilience, dedication, and the importance of support systems. Lindros’s story is not just one of athletic prowess but also of personal strength and the ability to overcome adversity, making him a revered figure in the world of hockey and an inspiring personality in sports history.

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Fire on Ice
Fire on Ice
Autobiography of the Philadelphia Flyers superstar.
Eric Lindros (Ice Hockey Legends)
Eric Lindros (Ice Hockey Legends)
A close-up look at the rising hockey star who plays for the Philadelphia Flyers

Articles & Media

A Long Overdue Apology to Eric Lindros

brotherlypuck

Eric Lindros was on my mind yesterday, so much so that I called a co-worker Eric Lindros when speaking about him. In all fairness, his name is similar, he is a hockey player, and the co-worker I was speaking to was trying my patience at the end of the day, but 88 was on my mind. Lindros was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques as the #1 pick in the 1991 draft and refused to play for the team. He returned to his junior team and was eventually traded by the Nordiques, to both the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers, starting a bidding war that was eventually settled in the Flyer's favour. I welcomed Eric Lindros to the Flyers with open arms, as I do most players that are brought to the...
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Rooting for Goliath: The life and legacy of Eric Lindros

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For decades he was called spoiled, overhyped and arrogant. But now that he's a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, it's about time you met the real Eric Lindros. In the late summer of 1996, Canada’s best players gathered out west for training camp for the World Cup. Mario, Ray Bourque and Patrick Roy had passed on the tournament. Paul Kariya was hurt. The biggest names—Gretzky, Messier and Coffey—were on hand, but at 35 they were skating in the twilight. Yzerman, Shanahan and Fleury, among others, were closer to their primes.
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The Life And Career Of Eric Lindros (Story)

Pro Hockey History

Eric Bryan Lindros was born on February 28, 1973, in London, Ontario, Canada. The Lindros family relocated to Toronto when Eric was young and he began playing pee-wee hockey by the time he was 12. Between 1985 and 1987, Lindros played for the Toronto Marlboros and Toronto Young Nationals and appeared in two Quebec Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments.
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Here’s the Eric Lindros trade the Maple Leafs never made with the Nordiques

thestar.com

It comes in a fascinating chapter devoted to the draft-related drama that surrounded Eric Lindros more than 30 years ago. Lindros’s NHL origin story is a long saga, of course, and most fans probably know at least the broad outlines. The super prospect was drafted first by the Quebec Nordiques in 1991 but insisted he had no intention of playing for the Nordiques.
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Association for Applied Sport Psychology

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AASP 2018 Panel: Interview with Performance Excellence Award Winner Eric Lindros
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Eric Lindros Topic Presentations

Eric Lindros' Hall of Fame Induction Speech

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  • “My journey through the hockey world was a roller coaster, and there were times when I was left bitter,” Lindros said. “Kina has taught me balance. She has taught me how to let go of negative feelings. Since the time I started playing pro hockey until today, my life is as good as it’s ever been. I’ve never been happier.”

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