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Eric Lindros

Nickname: The Big E
Height: 6'04''
Weight: 240 lbs
Position: Center
Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: February 28th, 1973
Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Cup Champion (1990)
Olympics Gold Medalist (2002)
Olympics Silver Medalist (1992)
World Cup Finalist (1996)
Stanley Cup Finalist (1997)
Best Forward at WJC-A (1991)
OHL First All-Star Team (1991)
Best Forward at World Championship (1993)
NHL First All-Star Team (1995)
NHL Second All-Star Team (1996)
NHL Third All-Star Team (1999)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1993)
OHL MVP (1991)
CHL Player of the Year (1991)
Lester B. Pearson Award (1995)
Hart Memorial Trophy (1995)
Sporting News NHL Player of the Year (2007)
Played in the NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
NHL Team Captain (1994-2000)
Olympics Captain (1998)


Top-10 Scoring (1st, 6th, 7th, 11th)
Top-10 Goalscoring (6th, 7th, 9th, 9th, 12th)
Top-10 Assist (4th, 6th, 9th)


Top-10 Playoff Scoring (1st, 11th)
Top-10 Playoff Goalscoring (3rd)
Top-10 Playoff Assist (2nd, 9th)

Per Game Ratio:
(Minimum 30 games)
Top-10 Scoring (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 8th, 9th)
Top-10 Goalscoring (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 6th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th)
Top-10 Assist (2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 10th)

(Minimum 10 games)
Top-10 Playoff Scoring (2nd, 5th, 10th)
Top-10 Playoff Goalscoring (6th, 9th)
Top-10 Playoff Assist (5th, 6th)

Awards Nomination:

Calder Memorial Trophy:

1992-93: 4th position (Teemu Selanne) ((0-17-10))

Hart Memorial Trophy:

1992-93: 9th position (Mario Lemieux) ((0-0-1))
1994-95: 1st position (+57.1%)
1995-96: 3rd position (Mario Lemieux) (-51.5%)
1996-97: 9th position (Dominik Hasek) ((0-2-2-1-3))
1998-99: 6th position (Jaromir Jagr) ((0-4-5-6-6))

Selke Memorial Trophy:

1995-96: 22nd position (Sergei Fedorov) ((1-1-0-0-0))
1996-97: 15th position (Michael Peca) ((2-0-0-1-0))
1998-99: 14th position (Jere Lehtinen) ((1-1-0-0-1))


Originally Posted by Toronto Star Coaches’ Poll, January 22, 1994
Best Bodychecker: Eric Lindros (9), Bryan Marchment (3), Scott Stevens (3), Wendel Clark (1), Keith Tkachuk (1), Darius Kasparaitis (1), Adam Graves (1), Mark Tinordi (1)
Best Stickhandler: Jaromir Jagr (5), Sergei Fedorov (4), Alexander Mogilny (4), Wayne Gretzky (3), Eric Lindros (1), Alexei Zhamnov (1), Pierre Turgeon (1), Sergei Nemchinov (1)
Toughest Player: Cam Neely (5), Eric Lindros (3), Wendel Clark (2), Doug Gilmour (2), Bob Probert (1), Scott Stevens (1), Chris Chelios (1), Marty McSorley (1), Mark Tinordi (1), Adam Graves (1), Rick Tocchet (1), Brendan Shanahan (1)
Best Shot: Brett Hull (6), Al MacInnis (4), Mike Modano (2), Eric Lindros (1), Mike Gartner (1), Ray Bourque (1), Jimmy Carson (1), Alexander Mogilny (1), Joey Mullen (1), Cam Neely (1), Sergei Fedorov (1)

Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
Even as a boy he could dominate NHLers physically, as he proved in the 1991 Canada Cup. Plus he had all the skills to be a great scorer - great shot, good passing, good skating, good stickhandling. He was unrealistically billed as the closest thing to a perfect hockey player since Gordie Howe. Expectations were out of this world.
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
When it comes right down to it, I say there is little to choose between Eric Lindros and Peter Forsberg. Lindros was always easy to dislike, which helps to stain his legacy. Forsberg's legacy is, in my opinion, a bit overrated if only due to the great supporting cast he enjoyed.

In reality, they had pretty equal careers, though history will suggest otherwise.
- If you remove the years following the infamous Scott Stevens hit in the 2000 playoffs, Lindros rank sixth all time in points per game. The only players to rank ahead of him would be Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Mike Bossy, Sidney Crosby and Bobby Orr.

- ''I believe he should be in (HHoF). He was the first big, powerful, dominant forward with the skill, not (Wayne) Gretzky or (Mario) Lemieux, but close. He won MVP, he was an All-Star, he went to the Stanley Cup final. If you eliminate the crap that circled him, he is easily a Hall of Fame hockey player. The last few years were really tough but prior to that Eric was just a player playing hockey. Had his parents left him alone I don't know what this kid could have done because he could really play.'' - Bobby Clarke

- ''Big E was a player that dominated every time he stepped on the ice. He set his personal standards high for himself and his teammates pushed themselves because of that. Players fed off his commitment to get better every practice and his desire to win. He was a captain that made everyone on the team better.'' - John LeClair

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