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Eric Lindros

Eric Lindros  #88

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NUMBER: 88 BIRTHDATE: February 28, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: London, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 240 DRAFTED: QUE / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
AwardsSeasons
Hart Memorial Trophy 1994-1995
Ted Lindsay Award 1994-1995
Brother of Brett Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1990) WJC-A All-Star Team (1991) Best Forward at WJC-A (1991) OHL First All-Star Team (1991) OHL MVP (1991) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1991) NHL All-Rookie Team (1993) WC-A All-Star Team (1993) Best Forward at WC-A (1993) NHL First All-Star Team (1995) Lester B. Pearson Award (1995) Hart Memorial Trophy (1995) NHL Second All-Star Team (1996) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) Rights traded to Oshawa (OHL) by Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) for Mike DeCoff, Jason Denomme, Mike Lenarduzzi and Oshawa's 2nd round choices in 1990 (Drew Bannister) and 1991 (Dave Roach) OHL Priority Drafts, December 18, 1989. Traded to Philadelphia by Quebec for Peter Forsberg, Steve Duchesne, Kerry Huffman, Mike Ricci, Ron Hextall, Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Jocelyn Thibault) in 1993 Entry Draft, $15,000,000 and future considerations (Chris Simon and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to Toronto later traded to Washington Washington selected Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994 Entry Draft, July 21, 1992), June 30, 1992. Missed entire 2000-01 due to concussion vs. New Jersey, May 26, 2000 and due to contract dispute with Philadelphia Flyers. Traded to NY Rangers by Philadelphia for Kim Johnsson, Jan Hlavac, Pavel Brendl and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (Stefan Ruzicka) in 2003 Entry Draft, August 20, 2001. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder (October 23, 2003 vs. Florida) and head (January 28, 2004 vs. Washington) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 11, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 17, 2006. Officially announced his retirement, November 8, 2007.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery