Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins will be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame this season, the team announced Thursday.
Lindros and LeClair, who played together in the 1990s, will be inducted Nov. 20 before the team's game against the Minnesota Wild. Desjardins will be inducted before the Feb. 19 game against the Buffalo Sabres.
"I think we had really good teams and really good years in the '90s," Desjardins, 45, said Thursday in a telephone interview. "It was a lot of fun and we had good success, except we didn't win the Cup. To be recognized with those guys means we did pretty good."
"We are very pleased and excited to add Eric Desjardins, Eric Lindros and John LeClair to the Flyers Hall of Fame," team president Paul Holmgren said in a statement. "All three players are among the greatest in the history of the Flyers and are very deserving to join our Hall of Fame."
Lindros, now 41, was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Quebec Nordiques in the summer of 1992. The 6-foot-4 center appeared in 486 games over eight seasons with the Flyers, rising to fifth on the club's all-time scoring list with 290 goals and 369 assists for 659 points.
"I am honored to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame, a Hall full of diversity," Lindros said. "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."
Over his 10 seasons as a winger with the Flyers from 1995-2004, LeClair recorded 333 goals and 310 assists in 649 games.
"I'm very excited and very honored," said LeClair, 45. "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."
Desjardins became one of the highest-scoring defensemen in Flyers history, recording 93 goals and 303 assists over 738 career games to rank second in franchise history among blueliners in goals, assists and points, behind only Mark Howe.
"I remember when I played for the Flyers, seeing those guys who were inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame, there's some big names," said Desjardins, who played 11 seasons in Philadelphia. "It's a great honor to be amongst those players."
Added Flyers chairman Ed Snider: "All three players helped define our teams in the '90s and early 2000s that went to a combined four Eastern Conference finals and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 1997. This honor is well-deserved."
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