Athlete Profile

Eric Lindros
Born: London, Ont.
DOB: Feb. 28, 1973 (28). Height: 6-4, Weight 236. Shoots: Right. NHL team: New York Rangers.
International history: Captain of Canada's fourth-place 1998 Winter Olympic team. Member of Canada's silver medal-winning 1992 Olympic team. Member of silver medal-winning 1996 World Cup team. Was Canada's leading scorer at 1993 world championships. Three-time member of Canada's world junior team, winning gold in 1991 and 1993.
What he brings: A healthy Lindros is one of the league's most imposing physical players. Plays the game mainly in straight lines. Strong on his skates, imposing when he carries the puck into the opposition zone, powerful on the boards and extremely good on the cycle down low. Is an equally good playmaker as goalscorer.
Career highlights: Qualified for the 1996 Stanley Cup final with Philadelphia. Won the 1995 Hart trophy as league MVP. First-team all-star in 1995, second-team all-star in 1996. Tied Jaromir Jagr for scoring lead in 1995, but lost the Art Ross trophy because of fewer goals. Played in five NHL all-star games.