Bruce Bennett Studios
NHL Club: New York Rangers
Date of Birth: 2/28/73
Birthplace: London, ON
Weight: 236 lbs
After suffering his seventh concussion in late December, hasn't
been the same physical player he was earlier in the year... Canada's most
experienced international player. This is his third Olympic appearance... The
first pick overall in the 1991 draft by the Quebec Nordiques, but refused to
report and was traded to two teams, New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers
the following year. Arbitrator ruled the Flyers deal should stand... Won a
silver medal at the 1992 Olympics making him one of only two members of Team
Canada to have won a medal at the Olympics (the other is Paul Kariya, silver
in '94)... Won the Lester Pearson Award and Hart Trophy in 1995... Leads Team
Canada in Olympic scoring (five goals and six assists with 1992 Team Canada
in eight Olympic games; two goals and three assists in six games with Team
Canada at the 1998 Olympic Games for a total of seven goals and nine assists
in 14 Olympic contests)... Missed all of 2000-2001 because of a contract
dispute... If he can't play with the physical edge he showed in Nagano, his
effectiveness will be greatly reduced.
Making Dr. James Kelly the most quoted doctor on the planet.
Is 2-0 in his career on penalty shots; didn't score in
the shootout in Nagano.
What Canada Did
: Canada def. U.S. 5-2 to win first Olympic gold medal in 50 years.
: Canada def. Belarus 7-1 in semifinal, advancing to gold-medal game Sunday.
: Canada defeated Finland 2-1 in quarter-final game to advance to semifinals Friday against Belarus.
: Canada tied the Czech Republic 3-3 in Group 3 play, putting the Canadians into quarter-final play against Finland on Wednesday night.
: Canada defeated Germany 3-2 to lift record to 1-1 in Group C.
: Canada lost 5-2 to Sweden in first game of final round to deternube positioning for quarter-finals.
Eric Lindros Photos
Team Canada poses for a group photo
Lindros and Smyth get piled up with Khmyl
Lindros gets caught under the skates of Kaberle
Eric Lindros battles with Mirko Ludemann
Joseph and Lindros watch Team Sweden celebrate
Mats Sundin battles Eric Lindros
2002 Games Hockey Coverage