Eric Bryan Lindros is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Lindros was born in London, Ontario, but grew up in Toronto. He played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the Oshawa Generals prior to being chosen first overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. He refused to play for the Nordiques and was eventually traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in June 1992 in exchange for a package of players and draft picks including Peter Forsberg. During his OHL career, Lindros led the Generals to a Memorial Cup victory in 1990. Prior to being drafted in 1991, Lindros captured the Red Tilson Trophy as the Most Outstanding Player in the OHL, and also was named the CHL Player of the Year. Lindros began his National Hockey League career with the Flyers during the 1992–93 season. He was an exemplary power forward, and averaged more than a point per game.
About Eric Lindros
Former NHL All-Star who spent eight years with the Philadelphia Flyers. He was selected first overall in the 1991 NHL Draft by the Quebec Nordiques, and he led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1997, where they were swept by the Detroit Red Wings.
He dominated the Ontario Hockey League, winning the 1990 Robertson Cup and 1990 Memorial Cup. After being drafted by the Nordiques, he refused to play for the team and forced a trade to the Flyers.
He represented Canada in the Olympics three times. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016.
He is the oldest son of Carl and Bonnie Lindros. In 2012, he married Kina Lamarche. They have a son named Carl and twins, Sophie and Ryan .
He played alongside Mark Recchi on the Philadelphia Flyers.
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