Eric Lindros will become immortalized by the Flyers before Thursday’s home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The famous No. 88 will be retired in a ceremony prior to the game tonight. He will become the sixth Flyer to have his number retired, joining Bernie Parent (No. 1), Mark Howe (2), Barry Ashbee (4), Bill Barber (7), and Bobby Clarke (16).
“I’m very excited and deeply honored,” Lindros, 44, said in a text message before he was scheduled to take part in a “Skate with 88” event in West Chester on Tuesday night.
All throughout the day on social media, fans and former teammates have taken the opportunity to congratulate Lindros in this achievement.
“He’s a Hockey Hall of Famer and it’s going to be an honor to get to watch his number go the rafters at the Wells Fargo,” forward Wayne Simmonds said.
Everyone is clearly ready for the big day: