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 LeClairERIC LINDROS
1994-95 to 1999-2000
Perhaps no greater expectations came in to Philadelphia with any other player than Eric Lindros, and it didn’t take long before he lived up to that challenge.
In 1994-95, his third season as a Flyer, Lindros was named the youngest captain in Flyers’ history at 21 years old. During that year, Lindros tied for the NHL scoring lead (Jaromir Jagr) with 70 points (29G,41A) in 46 games, including leading Philly back to the playoffs for the first time in five years.
Playing along side John LeClair and Mikael Renberg in a line dubbed, the Legion of Doom, Lindros led the Flyers to their seventh appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in 1997.
In eight full seasons with the Orange & Black, Lindros ranks fourth all-time with most points in a single season (115), fifth all-time in career points (659) and assists (369), eighth all-time in goals (290), while becoming just the second Flyer to win the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player in 1995.
VIDEO: ERIC LINDROS MESSAGE TO FANS