He was the perfect counterpart to the Legion of Doom. While the teams of the 1990s were dominated by stars like John LeClair and Eric Lindros, Rod Brind'Amour held his own special place on those teams.
While he was never part of a line like the Legion of Doom, Brind'Amour personified Flyers hockey with a gritty style. He had the ability to play with skill when he needed to. He was an all-around player, capable of taking the ice in all situations. He was a warrior on the ice.
He was a leader. He was a talent. And he was a crucial part of the teams that helped define an era of Flyers hockey, including the team in 1997 that went all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.
When Brind'Amour's time came around, as captain of a Stanley Cup winning team in 2006, it was a deserving closing chapter in his career.
Brind'Amour will be honored on Monday prior to the game between the Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes, another of his former teams, as the newest member of the Flyers Hall of Fame.