Mario Lemieux

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux Full Name: Mario Lemieux


Profession: NHL Legend and Owner
Why Famous: Widely acknowledged to be one of the best players of all time, he was a gifted playmaker and fast skater. He often beat defencemen with fakes and dekes, and led Pittsburgh to two consecutive Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. He is the only person to have his name on the Cup as both a player and an owner (2009 Stanley Cup).

Born: October 5, 1965 (53 years old)
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1993-06-26 NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

Historical Events in the Life of Mario Lemieux

  • 1988-04-03 Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak
  • 1993-01-12 NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • 1997-02-04 Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals
  • 1997-04-13 NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game
  • 1997-11-17 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame
  • 1999-09-01 Ex-Pittsburgh Penguins star Mario Lemieux is approved as new owner of the struggling franchise; Penguins become first club in pro sports history to be owned by a former member of the team
  • 1999-09-03 Mario Lemieux's ownership group officially takes over the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins; Lemieux is first player in the modern era of sports to buy the team he once played for

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