Lemieux with the Penguins in 2001
|Born||October 5, 1965
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)|
|Played for||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|NHL Draft||1st overall, 1984
|Hall of Fame, 1997|
Mario Lemieux, OC, (born October 5, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian 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.
References[change | edit source]
- "Mario Lemieux". Encyclopedia Britannica.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Mario Lemieux's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Mario Lemieux's NHL player profile
- Mario Lemieux's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database