On Monday, The Philadelphia Flyer will retire Eric Lindros’ jersey on Jan. 18, 2018 prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last fall, Lindros appeared in 486 games for the Flyers over eight seasons, notching 290 goals and 369 assists. He won the Hart Trophy in the 1994-95 season, and carried the team all the way to the 1997 Stanley Cup Final.
“I am deeply humbled and honored that the Flyers are going to retire my jersey,” said Lindros in a statement. “I am so thankful to the entire organization for this incredible recognition. I look forward to sharing this moment with my family, friends, teammates, and of course Flyers fans, who mean so much to me.”
“Eric has made an incredible and lasting impact on the Flyers organization, our fans, and the game of hockey as a whole,” said Flyers President Paul Holmgren. “We could not be more proud to raise his number 88 to the rafters. We look forward to what is anticipated to be a historic night for the Flyers.”
The London, Ontario native was acquired by the Flyers before he had played an NHL game in a blockbuster trade with the Quebec Nordiques, which had drafted him first overall in 1991.