Before Eric Lindros watched his No. 88 rise to the Wells Fargo Center rafters, Paul Holmgren made something clear.
"You are back where you belong," he said to Lindros on Jan. 18, 2018, the night of his jersey retirement ceremony. "This time, it's forever."
The ill-will stuff is a thing of the past.
On Thursday, the Flyers introduced Lindros as an official team ambassador, a new relationship that will begin with his participation on behalf of the club in the All In Challenge, which is a fundraiser for COVID-19 hunger relief.
“Few players in Flyers history inspire as much excitement and passion among the fan base as Eric Lindros, and during this unprecedented time, those positive feelings are exactly what we want to deliver to our fans,” Valerie Camillo, Flyers and Wells Fargo Center president of business operations, said in a release. “This ambassadorship with Eric has been in the works for quite some time, and we made the decision to kick it off right now, not only as a special engagement for our fans, but even more importantly, as an integral way to assist those impacted by COVID-19.”
With the All In Challenge, the Flyers are auctioning off the "Ultimate Philadelphia Flyers Game Day Experience," which includes some very cool fan experiences alongside Lindros.
“I look forward to being back with my Flyers family and kicking things off in a way that makes a positive impact during a time of need,” Lindros said in the release. “Philadelphia has always been my home away from home and I’m eager to continue connecting with and giving back to the passionate Flyers fan base that has treated me so well over the past two decades.”
The Flyers and @88EricLindros have accepted the #ALLINCHALLENGE!— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 23, 2020
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