Lindros was elected Monday as part of 2016 class that also features Soviet star 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 previous 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 keep him out.
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. Vachon won the Vezina Trophy and was part of two Stanley Cup winners in Montreal.