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. 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. He was also inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame in 2004.
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1997|
Lemieux in 2012 during the unveiling of a statue of him
October 5, 1965|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Pittsburgh Penguins|
1st overall, 1984|
- "Mario Lemieux". Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Mario Lemieux biography at Legends of Hockey
- Mario Lemieux player profile at NHL.com
- Mario Lemieux career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database