This upcoming season, Flyers fans have a lot to look forward to. With the young team, new GM, and possible players coming up from the farm, this season should be fun, but it just got better.
According to a Flyers press release, the organization will be inducting Eric Lindros, John LeClair, and Eric Desjardins to the Flyers Hall of Fame.
- John LeClair and Eric Lindros will be inducted on Thursday, November 20th vs Minnesota
- Eric Desjardins will be inducted on Thursday, February 19th vs Buffalo
Team President Paul Holmgren was honored to share the news:
“We are very pleased and excited to add Eric Desjardins, Eric Lindros and John LeClair to the Flyers Hall of Fame. Desjardins was a seven-time Barry Ashbee Trophy winner as the best Flyers defenseman and a keystone on the blueline that led the Flyers to great success over many years in Philadelphia. Lindros was a great Flyer during his years here. He won the Most Valuable Player for the 1994-95 season and helped the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Final in 1997. John put together multiple 50-goal seasons. He was a well-respected, hard-nosed left-winger that just knew how to score goals. He had a great career as a Flyer.
All three players are among the greatest in the history of the Flyers and are very deserving to join our Hall of Fame.”
“I am honored to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame, a hall full of diversity. What made this news even more special is to hear that I will be entering alongside John who I had the good fortune of playing with for most of my time in Philly. I look forward to seeing old friends and to be back in the Wells Fargo Center alongside the Flyer Faithful.”
“I’m very excited and very honored. The time I spent in Philadelphia was just terrific, and the experiences I had playing in the city and with the fans were some of the most exciting moments.”
“This means a lot to me. After spending so many years with the Flyers and being retired for almost nine years now, it’s a great feeling. It is something you don’t think about when you are playing but once you’re retired and an honor like this happens, it is very special.”