Lindros to have number retired by Generals

Thursday, March 6 will be a day to remember for Oshawa Generals fans.

Eric Lindros will have his famous number 88 officially retired on that date when the Generals play host to the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors at 7:05 p.m. at the General Motors Centre.

Lindros retired from the National Hockey League before this season started and a banner honouring him as one of the greatest Generals of all time will be lifted to the rafters of the General Motors Centre in special ceremonies that night, with Eric and his family on hand.

Only Red Tilson’s No. 9 has been thus honoured so far, as Lindros banner will become just the second to hang from the rafters in the building.

Lindros was a star for 13 NHL seasons and accumulated 865 points in just 760 regular season games. A former Hart Trophy winner and NHL scoring champion, Lindros battled injuries throughout his career but was still one of the most prolific scorers of his era.

He played for the Generals from 1989-1992 and was a huge contributor to the team’s 1990 Memorial Cup win. He played 95 games in an Oshawa uniform, scoring 97 goals and 216 points.

Lindros won the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s MVP and will go down in history as one of the greatest Generals of all times.

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