Eric Lindros was born on February 28th, 1973, and grew up in London, Ontario. Well known in the hockey world, Eric will always be remembered for his immense talent and ridiculous athleticism.
His hockey career began with the St. Michael’s Junior B team. In his first season and at the age of 15, he scored 67 points in 37 games. His large frame gave him a physical edge over players who were up to six years older.
Lindros was drafted by the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL but later traded to Oshawa. With the Generals, he averaged more than 2 points per playoff game. In 1990, Lindros collected 149 points with Oshawa and a Junior World Championship Gold, leading Canada with 11 points in 7 games. He was awarded the CHL Player-of-the-Year award.
Deemed "the Next One" in his early years, Lindros lived up to the hype. His ’94-’95 season was rewarded with the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson Trophy for his excellence on ice. In ’95-’96, he scored 115 points. In a 13 year NHL career, Lindros totaled 865 points in 760 NHL games. Accumulated injuries and health concerns ended Lindros's playing days in 2007.
NHL fans will remember his legacy of strength, speed, and leadership in the NHL.