Centre Eric Landry began the 2001-02 season hoping to help the Montreal Canadiens return to the playoffs. A feisty competitor with decent scoring ability, the young pivot has been used mostly in the minors since turning pro in 1995-96.
Born in Gatineau, Quebec, Landry played with the Abitibi Foresters of the QAAA before moving on to St. Hyacinthe of the QMJHL. Undrafted and unsigned he scored 19 goals as a rookie pro with the Cape Breton Oilers of the AHL then joined the Hamilton Bulldogs then next season.
In August 1997 Landry was signed by the Calgary Flames and was used chiefly as a a farmhand for two seasons. He joined the Habs as a free agent in July 2000 and supplied energy and 11 points in 51 games the next season.