20 years ago, Eric Lindros and the Philadelphia Flyers bad blood boiled over into a public break up. Things have changed completely on Thursday when Lindros returns as the team’s new ambassador.
“If I would have told you 20 years ago you would now be a Flyers team ambassador what would you say?” Jeff Skversky asked Eric Lindros during a FaceTime call.
Lindros couldn’t help but smile and replied, “They probably would’ve said the same thing.”
The former star player regrets how things ended as a player with the Flyers.
“What happened, happened. Things evolve and people change. I’m now grateful to be a part of the group,” he says. “I’m excited to get back into Philly,” Lindros explained.
Former Flyers general manager and president Paul Holmgren has helped patch things up over the years and now the two will work together.
Lindros got his first assignment as an ambassador: helping those in need of food due to the coronavirus with a public auction as part of the Fanatics ALL IN Challenge.
“There’s a huge void in the food banks. People need help right now,” Lindros said.
Lindros and the Flyers are auctioning off a game day experience that includes skating with the hall of famer before a game, as well as hanging with the Flyers legend at a game in a suite.
A great first job as team ambassador!