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Lindros' wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class

  • FILE - In a Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 file photo, former Philadelphia Flyers player Eric Lindros looks out from the stands at Citizens Bank Park where preparations are underway for NHL hockey's Winter Classic, in Philadelphia. The weakest first-time eligible crop in decades has cranked the doors to the Hockey Hall of Fame wide open for several players who have been awaiting the call. Lindros has been waiting six years, Mark Recchi three, Dave Andreychuk eight and Sergei Makarov 16. This could finally be the year as the Hall of Fame selection committee determines the class of 2016 Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    FILE - In a Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 file photo, former Philadelphia Flyers player Eric Lindros looks out from the stands at Citizens Bank Park where preparations are underway for NHL hockey's Winter Classic, in Philadelphia. The weakest first-time eligible crop in decades has cranked the doors to the Hockey Hall of Fame wide open for several players who have been awaiting the call. Lindros has been waiting six years, Mark Recchi three, Dave Andreychuk eight and Sergei Makarov 16. This could finally be the year as the Hall of Fame selection committee determines the class of 2016 Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, former Philadelphia Flyers' Eric Lindros smiles during induction into the Flyers Hall of Fame before an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, in Philadelphia.  Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer. Lindros was elected Monday, June 27, 2016, as part of the class of 2016 that also features Soviet star Sergei Makarov and goaltender Rogie Vachon. The late Pat Quinn made it in as a builder.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, former Philadelphia Flyers' Eric Lindros smiles during induction into the Flyers Hall of Fame before an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, in Philadelphia. Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer. Lindros was elected Monday, June 27, 2016, as part of the class of 2016 that also features Soviet star Sergei Makarov and goaltender Rogie Vachon. The late Pat Quinn made it in as a builder.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1998, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers Eric Lindros reacts after teammate John LeClair scored a goal during the first period as New Jersey Devils Scott Stevens skates past  in Philadelphia. Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer. Lindros was elected Monday, June 27, 2016, as part of the class of 2016 that also features Soviet star Sergei Makarov and goaltender Rogie Vachon. The late Pat Quinn made it in as a builder. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1998, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers Eric Lindros reacts after teammate John LeClair scored a goal during the first period as New Jersey Devils Scott Stevens skates past in Philadelphia. Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer. Lindros was elected Monday, June 27, 2016, as part of the class of 2016 that also features Soviet star Sergei Makarov and goaltender Rogie Vachon. The late Pat Quinn made it in as a builder. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)  (The Associated Press)

Eric Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer.

Lindros was elected Monday as part of 2016 class that also features Soviet star Sergei Makarov and goaltender Rogie Vachon. The late Pat Quinn made it, too.

Because concussions and other injuries cut his career short, Lindros was passed over for the Hall of Fame six previous times. But his Hart Trophy season as NHL MVP with Philadelphia in 1995 and his 865 points in 760 games ended up being too much to keep him out.

Makarov was more than a point-a-game scorer for the Soviet national team and he won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year with Calgary in 1991. Vachon won the Vezina Trophy and was part of two Stanley Cup winners in Montreal.