Carl Lindros, father of one of the newest members of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Eric Lindros, accepted the induction and delivered a speech on behalf of his son, despite Eric being healthy and present at the induction ceremony.
Carl beamed at the podium as he thanked the assembled crowd for the great honor.
“I’ve worked so hard to go where I am. This is just a culmination of the years of blood, sweat and tears that I’ve put into my son,” Lindros said, wiping tears away from his eyes as Eric looked on from the side stage.
“I did it. I can’t believe it, but I’ve finally reached the pinnacle,” he said.
Over the course of his 13-year career, Lindros played in 760 total games and logged 865 points, while also racking up an astounding 1,385 penalty minutes, none of which Carl Lindros mentioned during his 45-minute speech.
“You remember all of those early morning practices when you were young? 4 a.m. we’d get up for him. But let me tell you, no sleepy kid was going to get in the way of my dream,” Lindros said.
At the finale of his speech, Carl took several bows before he shuffled Eric off the stage before he could say a few words at the event.
At press time, it was announced that Carl Lindros had commissioned a bust of himself to be placed in front of Eric’s at the Hockey Hall of Fame.