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(Kate Frese/Sports Talk Philly)

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

In the past few years, Eric Lindros has been a part of some special moments in Flyers history.

It was three seasons ago that Lindros, along with John LeClair, were enshrined in the Flyers Hall of Fame. Lindros joined the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016 and has since participated in three alumni games with the Flyers. 

The series of achievements and honors for Lindros will culminate on Jan. 18, 2018, when the Flyers retire No. 88 to the rafters. 

Lindros has been showered with honors of late. The 11th captain in Flyers history scored 290 goals and added 369 assists for 659 points in his eight seasons with the Flyers. 

"Eric has made an incredible and lasting impact on the Flyers organization, our fans, and the game of hockey as a whole," Flyers President Paul Holmgren said in a statement. "We could not be more proud to raise his number 88 to the rafters. We look forward to what is anticipated to be a historic night for the Flyers."

"I am deeply humbled and honored that the Flyers are going to retire my jersey," Lindros said. "I am so thankful to the entire organization for this incredible recognition. I look forward to sharing this moment with my family, friends, teammates, and of course Flyers fans, who mean so much to me."

Lindros joins Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber, Bernie Parent, Barry Ashbee and Mark Howe as the only Flyers to have their number retired. 

The ceremony will take place prior to the Flyers meeting against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, Jan. 18.

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