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