In 7th try, Lin­dros voted into Hockey Hall of Fame

San Francisco Chronicle - - SCOREBOARD -

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.

Chris Gard­ner / As­so­ci­ated Press 1998

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.

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