Brett Lindros

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Brett Lindros
Born (1975-12-02) December 2, 1975 (age 46)
London, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for New York Islanders
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1994
New York Islanders
Playing career 1995–1996

Brett Alexander Blake Lindros (born December 2, 1975 in London, Ontario and raised in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and television personality. He is the younger brother of Eric Lindros.

Personal life[edit]

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.

Playing career[edit]

Lindros was drafted in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, 1st round, 9th overall by the New York Islanders.

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.[1] Lindros now works in Toronto for hedge fund HGC Investment Management.[2]

Life after hockey[edit]

Lindros was badly injured in a 2001 snowmobile accident; police reported that alcohol was a factor in the accident.[3] The snowmobile was being driven by Dan Cameron, 25, of Toronto. Lindros, who was the passenger on the snowmobile, was charged with operating a snowmachine without a licence or permit.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 St. Michael's Buzzers MetJHL 34 21 21 42 210 6 5 5 10 63
1992–93 Canada Intl 11 1 6 7 33
1992–93 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 31 11 11 22 162
1993–94 Canada Intl 44 7 7 14 118
1993–94 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 15 4 6 10 94 3 0 0 0 18
1994–95 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 26 24 23 47 63
1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 33 1 3 4 100
1995–96 New York Islanders NHL 18 1 2 3 47
NHL totals 51 2 5 7 147

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brett Lindros Calls It Quits". New York Times. May 2, 1996. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Being prepared for a second career is a must for pro athletes". Toronto Star. February 19, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Brett Lindros seriously injured in snowmobile accident". CBC Sports. February 18, 2001. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Brett Lindros faces charges for snowmobile crash". CBC Sports. June 25, 2001. Retrieved January 21, 2018.

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Preceded by New York Islanders first round draft pick
1994
Succeeded by