Mario Lemieux

Canadian ice hockey player and team owner

Mario Lemieux, OC, (born October 5, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He is considered to be one of the best players of all time.[1] He played 17 seasons as a forward with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League from 1984-2006. He currently co-owns both the Pittsburgh Penguins and their farm team, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.[2] He was also inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame in 2004.

Mario Lemieux
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1997
Lemieux in 2012
Born (1965-10-05) October 5, 1965 (age 58)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1984
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1984–1997


  1. "Mario Lemieux". Encyclopedia Britannica. 21 February 2024.
  2. "1997 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees". Hockey Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2021-05-22. Retrieved 2021-05-22.

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