December 2, 1975 |
London, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||New York Islanders|
|NHL Draft||9th overall, 1994
New York Islanders
The son of Carl Lindros and Bonnie Roszell-Lindros, Brett has Swedish heritage. The name "Lindros" means "Rose of the Linden tree". His great grandfather Axel immigrated to Canada from Bredaryd, Sweden, and Brett is the third generation of the Lindros family to be born in Canada. His father Carl Lindros received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario (where he played football, well enough to be drafted 30th overall by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1970 CFL College Draft), and became a Chartered Accountant. His mother Bonnie is a registered nurse. He has one brother Eric and one sister Robin.
After suffering a series of concussions, he was forced to retire on May 1, 1996 due to post-concussion syndrome after playing only 51 NHL games. Brett now works in Toronto for hedge fund Radiant Capital
Life after hockey
Lindros was badly injured in a 2001 snowmobile accident; police reported that alcohol was a factor in the accident. Lindros, who was the passenger on the snowmobile, was charged with operating a snowmachine without a license or permit.
|1994–95||New York Islanders||NHL||33||1||3||4||100||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||New York Islanders||NHL||18||1||2||3||47||—||—||—||—||—|
Played for Canada on:
- 1992–93 National Team
- 1993–94 National Team
- Brett Lindros Calls It Quits May 2, 1996.
- Brett Lindros Seriously Injured in Snowmobile Accident CBC, February 18, 2001
- Bret Lindros Faces Charges for Snowmobile Accident CBC, June 25, 2001
- Brett Lindros's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Brett Lindros's biography at Legends of Hockey
|New York Islanders first round draft pick