The Philadelphia Flyers announced they will be inducting Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins into the Flyers Hall of Fame during the 2014-15 season. Lindros and LeClair will both be honored on November 20th against the Minnesota Wild. Desjardins will be honored on February 19th against the Buffalo Sabres.
The trio will be the first inductees into the Flyers Hall of Fame since Dave Schultz was inducted in 2009.
Lindros, 41, became the 11th captain in Flyers history in 1994. He took home the Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP in 1995 and was selected as an All-Star seven times.
Lindros is the fourth fastest player to 300 and 400 NHL points behind Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Peter Statsny. He was the fifth fastest players to 500 points behind Gretzky, Lemieux, Statsny, and Mike Bossy. Lindros posted 290 goals, 369 assists for 659 points in 486 games with the Flyers while averaging 1.36 points per game in the orange and black. He finished his NHL career with 372 goals, 493 assists for 865 points in 760 games (1.14 points per game).
LeClair, 45, was acquired with Desjardins and Gilbert Dionne on February 9th, 1995 from the Montreal Canadiens for Mark Recchi and a third-round pick. LeClair played 10 seasons for the Flyers appearing in 649 games scoring 333 goals and dishing out 310 assists for 643 points. LeClair's best seasons came between 1995-1998 when he scored 51, 50 and 51 goals respectively. LeClair is one of two Flyers, along with Tim Kerr, to record 50 or more goals in three consecutive seasons.
The 6'3", 226 lbs. winger in seventh on the all-time Flyers scoring list and fifth in goals. LeClair was a five-time All-Star and a two-time Olympian with the United States in 1998 and 2002.
LeClair and Lindros paired with Mikael Renberg the Legion of Doom line.
Desjardins, 45, is one of the most decorated defensemen in Flyers history. He is second in franchise history in goals (93), assists (303) and points (396), trailing only Hall of Famer Mark Howe in those categories. He was a seven-time winner of the Barry Ashbee Award as the Flyers top defenseman, the most in franchise history. Desjardins was named the 12th captain in franchise history on March 27th, 2000.
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