Oct 31, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
On Nov. 8, Eric Lindros will be enshrined in the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.
“It’s a special thrill,” he told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s definitely an honor, and I’m awfully proud to be going in with that company.”
Lindros will be inducted with 76ers head coach Doug Collins, ex-New York Jet Joe Klecko and longtime MLB catcher Mike Piazza.
In terms of previous hockey inductees, Lindros joins a select list of ex-Flyers and Philadelphia natives that have made their mark on the game: Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Bill Barber, Fred Shero, Ron Hextall, Mark Howe, the 1974-75 Flyers teams and Pennsylvania native Hobey Baker.
Lindros made six All-Star games as a member of the Flyers and won the Hart Trophy as league MVP in 1994-95 — the last Flyer to win the award (and the only Flyer not named Bobby Clarke to win it.)
He also led the Flyers to the 1997 Stanley Cup final with a dominant performance, leading the playoffs in scoring with 26 points in 19 games.
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