It was 15 years ago today that the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Eric Lindros.

The deal was a one-year, $1.55-million contract and it marked the only year he spent in the big city.

It was a short year, however, as Lindros’ year was cut short due to injury much like his whole career. Playing in 33 games, Lindros scored 11 goals and as many assists.

All those games came at the start of the year and on Dec. 10, 2005 he suffered a tear of a ligament in his left wrist. Lindros recovered and returned after 27 games on Feb. 28, 2006, but reinjured his wrist a week later ending his season.

The Hall of Famer only spent one more year in the NHL, a 49-game season in 2006-07 with the Dallas Stars where he scored 26 points.

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