Former Legion of Doom leader and perennial foe of the New Jersey Devils, Eric Lindros, has been named to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Whenever a New Jersey Devils fan thinks of Eric Lindros, all they picture is Scott Stevens coming across the ice to lay him out. But fans from across the Hudson and two hundred miles down the turnpike know there is much more to his legacy than that.
Drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1991, Lindros was traded to the Flyers before ever stepping foot on NHL ice. Scoring 290 goals and 369 assists in just 486 games with Philadelphia, Lindros is their fifth all-time in Flyers points.
Most known for his size and scoring ability, number 88 was the biggest factor of a multi-member trade that sent him to the New York Rangers just shy of the 2001-02 season. His performance remained like what it was in Philly with 37 goals during his first season as a Blueshirt. The three seasons following saw a significant drop in performance primarily through the fault of injury.
His last two seasons in the NHL were spent in Toronto and Dallas, respectively, where he still failed to reach his performance in the 90’s.
Among the other three inductees are Sergei Makarov, a former member of the Flames, Sharks, and Stars; Rogie Vachon, a former member of the Kings and Canadiens; and Pat Quinn, a former member of the Maple Leafs, Canucks, and (Atlanta) Flames. Quinn was better known as a coach of the game where he spent time coaching the Flyers, Kings, Canucks, Maple Leafs, and Oilers.