Eddie Lindros Passes Away
Lindros was traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the New York Rangers on August 20, 2001 and immediately established himself as an impressive power forward who scored frequently en route to winning both the Hart Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Trophy during his inaugural year with them.
Lindros took advantage of his retirement by walking daily – sometimes more than a mile! Additionally, he dedicated time and resources to teaching children backpacking through Poway Backpackers.
Early Life and Education
As a teenager, Lindros became well known for his scoring exploits and physical dominance over players much older than himself. He played with both Metro Junior ‘B’ St. Michael’s Buzzers and Oshawa Generals of Ontario Hockey League before later moving onto Philadelphia Flyers of NHL.
Bueker and Lindros began their backpacking group in 1972 to introduce kids to nature, as well as teach them how to safely backpack. Many of those gathered Monday had been coming on trips for decades – many considered Lindros their father figure.
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Lindros was an unparalleled scoring talent who would soon become one of the best players on the ice. Drafted first overall by Quebec Nordiques at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, he later was traded to Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Jan Hlavac, Kim Johnsson, Pavel Brendl and a 2003 3rd-round selection.
Lindros’ aggressive play led to numerous injuries during his playing career, most notably wrist problems and several concussions that reduced its duration significantly. This ultimately resulted in him shortening it prematurely.
Lindros was also an enthusiastic mountain climber and backpacker, teaming up with teacher Dennis Bueker to establish a summer school class and backpacking trip that introduced children to Sierra Nevada Mountains – it became immensely popular among kids and Lindros himself climbed Whitney Portal during his final trip before his death.
Achievement and Honors
Lindros is the all-time leader in goals scored by a Flyers player and second all-time scorer overall in team history. He has been selected seven times to the NHL All-Star Team and received multiple prestigious awards such as the Hart Memorial Trophy (’95), Lester B. Pearson Award (1996), Bobby Clarke Trophy four times as team MVP (’96-’99, 2001-03 and 2007).
He has enjoyed significant international success for Canada both at Junior and Senior levels. In 1991 he won Gold at the Canada Cup (8 games played, 3 goals, 5 points). 1992 and 1998 were even more fruitful – winning Silver both times!
He has been an outstanding representative for the Flyers, serving as an invaluable mentor on their annual road trip to Quebec City.
Lindros was known to enjoy backpacking with Joyce and their two children in his free time, according to Poway resident Nadene Spies who went hiking with him. Lindros was described by Spies as being an outstanding individual who taught children about safely enjoying nature.
He was an outstanding leader on and off of the ice, leading his Flyers team all the way to the Stanley Cup finals before losing. Additionally, his aggressive style of play led to several concussions which eventually ended his career and caused serious health issues within himself as well as straining relationships within both teammates and teammates alike. When his injuries caused serious health concerns for himself and teammates alike he became angry over perceived unfair treatment from officials; eventually leading him to lose the captaincy due to perceived treatment injustice.
Lindros earned millions through brand sponsorships and investments during his professional career, garnering awards like Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy, Red Tilson Trophy, and CHL Top Draft Prospect Award.
Lindros was known for his immense physical strength, which propelled him to national fame as a teenager thanks to his scoring prowess and ability to physically overwhelm opponents much larger than himself. Due to this success early in his career, Score Sports Card Producer signed him exclusively despite him never playing baseball himself.
Lindros retired on November 8, 2007 and made one of the largest ever contributions from a Canadian hockey player – $5 Million to London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario. This donation stands as one of the greatest ever given by an individual hockey player.