In 7th try, Lindros voted into Hockey Hall of Fame
Eric Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer.
Lindros was elected Monday as part of 2016 class that also features former Sharks winger 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 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 ignore.
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. He played for San Jose for two seasons (1993-95). Vachon won the Vezina Trophy and was part of two Stanley Cup winners in Montreal.
The Sharks issued qualifying offers to pending restricted free-agent forward Tomas Hertl and three other players.
The Sharks also issued qualifying offers to restricted free-agents forwards Matt Nieto and Ryan Carpenter and defenseman Dylan DeMelo. San Jose will retain negotiating rights with the four players.
Hertl had 21 goals and 25 assists last season when he thrived on the top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. Hertl hurt his right knee in the Stanley Cup Finals but is expected to be a key part of the team next season.
The Sharks did not make offers to forwards Chris Crane, Petter Emanuelsson, Jeremy Langlois and Jeremy Morin, and goalie Joel Rumpel, making them unrestricted free agents.
The Nashville Predators signed forward Filip Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million contract. Forsberg will make $6 million in each of the next six seasons under terms of the deal.
The Arizona Coyotes signed goalie Louis Domingue to a two-year contract. Domingue, 24, was solid as Arizona’s goalie after Mike Smith went out with a core injury early last season, going 15-18-5 with a 2.75 goals-against average and .911 save percentage.
The Detroit Red Wings re-signed forward Drew Miller to a one-year deal. He has 51 goals and 49 assists in 449 games with the Red Wings since joining them in 2009-10. He played for Tampa Bay and Anaheim prior to that.
The Anaheim Ducks issued qualifying offers to defenseman Hampus Lindholm and forwards Rickard Rakell and Stefan Noesen.
Center Eric Lindros, then with the Philadelphia Flyers, reacts after teammate John LeClair scored during the first period in a game against the New Jersey Devils in 1998.