Many saidhe was borderline, but few said he wasn’t a great.
Eric Lindros, selected No. 1 overall in the 1991 NHL Draft but traded to the Flyers in 1992, scored 659 points in 486 games in Philadelphia.
He had his best years in orange and black (before injury prone stints with the Rangers, Maple Leafs and Stars) and retired at the ripe age of 33.
Even after a shortened career, Lindrosappears to have pieced together an impressive enough career to earn a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Another Flyer, Mark Recci, did not get elected to the 2016 class.
Others getting enshrined this year areSergei Makarov, Pat Quinn and Rogie Vachon.
Quinn coached the Flyers from 1978-1982.
Lindros joins Sixers’ Allen Iverson as a major sports Hall of Fame electee this year.