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Eric Lindros Announces His Retirement

By Wyatt Earp | November 10, 2007

The NHL has lost one of its greats.

LONDON, Ontario (AP) — Former NHL MVP Eric Lindros retired Thursday in his hometown, ending a career derailed by a series of concussions and other injuries.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound power forward had 372 goals, 865 points and 1,398 penalty minutes in 760 games for Philadelphia, Toronto, the New York Rangers and Dallas. He won the Hart Trophy as league MVP in 1995 and was part of the Canadian Olympic team that won gold in 2002. He also won silver for Canada in 1992.

The 34-year-old center made it through 13 seasons despite the concussions and other injuries that eventually limited his playing time. The injuries restricted him to an average of only 58 games a season, but he was an impact player when healthy.

Lindros also donated approximately $5 million to the London (Ontario) Health Sciences Foundation, where he was treated during his career. (H/T – )

Although he left the Flyers on less than spectacular terms, I was and always will be a fan of The Big “E.” Lindros was arguably one of the most dominating players in Philadelphia Flyers history, and carried the team on his back during most of the 90′s. He could do it all; skate, score, pass, and bury any player within his reach. Had he not suffered his many concussions, he would still be a formidable force on the ice today. I will miss watching him play the game.

In my opinion, Eric Lindros is a Hall of Fame player.

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