Eric Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer.

Lindros was elected Monday as part of the 2016 class that also features Soviet star Sergei Makarov, goaltender Rogie Vachon and the late coach and executive Pat Quinn, a former Maine Mariners coach.

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 the Flyers in 1995 and his 865 points in 760 games ended up too much to keep him out.

“I haven’t stopped smiling since (Hall of Fame chairman Lanny McDonald) gave me the phone call to let me know that things are the way they are,” Lindros said.

Quinn, who died in November 2014, led Lindros and Canada to the gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and coached the 1979-80 Flyers team that went a record 35 consecutive games without a loss. He also won a Calder Cup as coach of the Maine Mariners in 1978-79.

Friction with teammates and management dotted Lindros’ career, and he never won the Stanley Cup. But Lindros won two world junior gold medals and Olympic gold in 2002 representing Canada.

Makarov was more than a point-a-game scorer for the Soviet national team as part of the famed KLM line with Vladimir Krutov and 2008 Hall of Fame inductee Igor Larionov. He won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year with Calgary in 1991 and put up 384 points in 424 games with the Flames, San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars, once Russians were able to play in the NHL.

Vachon won the Vezina Trophy with the Canadiens in 1967-68 and was part of three Cup-champion teams in Montreal. He went on to play with the Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins, and finished with 355 victories.

Because he has been eligible for three decades, Vachon, 70, said he had stopped waiting for the call from the Hall of Fame.

COYOTES: Arizona signed goalie Louis Domingue, a former member of the Portland Pirates, to a two-year contract.

RED WINGS: Forward Drew Miller was re-signed to a one-year deal.

SHARKS: San Jose issued a qualifying offer to pending restricted free-agent forward Tomas Hertl and three others: restricted free-agent forwards Matt Nieto and Ryan Carpenter, and defenseman Dylan DeMelo.