Novels can be written, and probably have been written about the career of Eric Lindros.
Lindros famously entered he NHL being drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1991 NHL draft.
Lindros stated that under no circumstances would he play for the Nordiques well before the draft and even refused to wear the Nordiques jersey at the podium when selected.
At first the Nordiques said that if Lindros did not agree to play with them he would never play in the NHL until the NHL got involved and press the team to trade Lindros.
The Nordiques worked out two trades seemingly at the same time one with the Flyers, and one with the Rangers which had to go to a arbitor to see which trade would be upheld.
The Flyers won out in the end and Lindros' career could begin.
He did not disappoint. In eight years in Philadelphia he was the leagues premier power forward and in some cases its premier forward.
Controversy followed Lindros pretty much wherever he went and so did injuries that ultimately led to his retirement in 2007 at the age of 34.
He only played four full seasons as a result of his various injuries which included multiple concussions.
His career stats are 372 goals, 493 assists for 865 points with 1,398 penalty minutes. Add to those totals 57 points in 53 playoff games.
If the NHL wants to underscore the reasons for banning head shots in the NHL, look no further than than Eric and his brother Brett Lindros, both of whom had major concussion issues.