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Mario Lemieux

Biography

Legendary Pittsburgh Penguins middle who was referred to as Super Mario. He earned two Stanley Glass Championships and obtained 690 goals and 1723 factors in his Hall of Popularity career. He performed hockey along with his brothers using solid wood spoons and container caps developing up. He obtained 282 factors in 70 video games in his last time of year in the QMJHL using the Laval Voisins. He became the 1st person to ever earn a Stanley Glass as a new player and owner, both using the Pittsburgh Penguins. He wedded Nathalie Asselin in June, 1993 plus they got four children jointly. He performed alongside superstar winger Jaromir Jagr over the Penguins.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mario Lemieux
Date Of Birth October 5, 1965
Place Of Birth Montreal, Canada
Height 1.93 m
Weight 104 kg
Profession Hockey Player
Nationality American, Canadian
Spouse Nathalie Asselin
Children Stephanie Lemieux, Lauren Lemieux, Alexa Lemieux, Austin Nicholas Lemieux
Parents Jean-Guy Lemieux, Pierrette Lemieux
Siblings Alain Lemieux, Richard Lemieux
Awards Hart Memorial Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, NHL Plus-Minus Award, Best NHL Player ESPY Award, Best Comeback Athlete ESPY Award
Nominations Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Living in Pittsburgh while playing for the Penguins [November 2005]
2(January 24) Retired for the second time. Lemieux learned in early December he has atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that can cause his pulse to flutter wildly and must be controlled by medication.
3(January 13) Had arthroscopic surgery on his left hip. Lemieux, who has chronic tendinitis in that hip, hasn't played since suffering an injury during a game on 1 November 2003. He will be sidelined for the rest of the season.
4Became the first person in history to win the Stanley Cup as a player (1991, 1992) and as an owner (2009).
53 out of 4 of his children are hockey players.
6Gave the car he won in a Hockey All-Star game to Nathalie Asseslin.
7Admits to sleeping with the Stanley Cup in 1991. The cup slept between Nathalie and him.
8In 2009, he was knighted in Quebec. He is now 'Sir Mario Lemieux'.
9Brother of Richard Lemieux.
10Was named as the 1984 Molson/Cooper Canadian Major-Junior Player of the Year, while with the Laval Voisins of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
11Baroque comic opera "The Loves of Wayne Gretzky" by composer Brad Walton debuted in Toronto. In it, Gretzky leaves his wife for Lemieux (February 1994).
12The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center revealed they nicknamed their Terascale System "LeMieux." The machine is capable of performing up to 6 trillion calculations per second. Previous computers at the Center have been dubbed "Mario" and "Jaromir" for Jaromir Jagr [29 October 2001]
13Surname in French means "the best."
14Fought cancer in 1993
15Won the World Cup in 2004 as captain
16Owner/Player of the Pittsburgh Penguins
17Named to the World Cup roster for Team Canada, along with 13 other NHLers who also won gold in the 2002 Olympics, in Salt Lake City.
18Member and Captain of the 2002 Canadian Olympic Gold Medal Hockey team.
19Art Ross Trophy (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997). Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1993). Calder Memorial Trophy (1985). Conn Smythe Trophy (1991, 1992). First All-Star Team Centre (1988, 1989, 1993, 1996, 1997). Hart Memorial Trophy (1988, 1993, 1996). Lester B. Pearson Award (1986, 1988, 1993, 1996). Second All-Star Team Centre (1986, 1987, 1992, 2001).
20Played for the Pittsburgh Penguins (1984-1997, 2000- )
21Officials at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center revealed that they have nicknamed their Terascale Computing System "LeMieux" in honor of Lemieux. The machine, supported by a $45 million grant from the National Science Foundation, is capable of performing up to 6 trillion calculations per second. Previous computers at the center have been dubbed "Mario" and "Jaromir." [29 October 2001]
22Children: Lauren Rachel (b. 29 April 1993), Stephanie (b. 1995), Austin Nicholas (b. 24 March 1996), Alexa (b. September 1997)
23Son Austin was born 3 months prematurely, weighing just 2lbs., 6 oz.
24Only player in NHL history to score even strength, power play, shorthanded, penalty shot and empty net goals in a single game. These five goal types are the only way to score goals in a hockey game. (31 December 1988)
25Met future wife Nathalie when she was 15 and he was 16.
26U.S. Bankruptcy Court approve Lemieux's reorganization plan to save the Pittsburgh Penguins from bankruptcy, making the then-retired star, who deferred millions in salary he was owed, the first ex-player to become majority owner of his former team. He is also Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President. [September 3, 1999]
27Scored a goal in his first ever NHL shift and got an assist in his first shift in his comeback.
28Announced he will return for the 2002-2003 season. [June 2002]
29Shares birth date with Patrick Roy.
30Brother Alain played for St. Louis, Québec, and Pittsburgh during six seasons in the NHL.
31Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.
32Was retired during the 1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 1999-1900 seasons due to various injuries.
33Youngest of three sons.
34(January 12, 1993) Penguins announce Lemieux has been diagnosed with a Nodular Lymphocytic form of Hodgkin's disease.
35Teammate Dan Quinn was arrested and charged with raping a 19 year-old woman in Minneapolis (MN) hotel room, an incident at which Lemieux and another teammate were allegedly present. The matter was dropped without going to trial. Lemieux and Quinn remain close friends. [November 1992]
36Considered suing a Pittsburgh sports-talk station whose host "jokingly suggested" that Lemieux pushed for the Penguins to acquire Petr Klima because Klima's wife and Lemieux's wife were lovers.
37Collects wine.
38He and wife Nathalie's first child, Lauren, was born weeks before their wedding.
39Led Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships (91-92)
40(March 2, 1993) Returned to the lineup hours after getting last radiation treatment.
41Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
42Lemieux and co-buyer Thomas Grealish filed a lawsuit in Palm Beach County (FL) Circuit Court, alleging that Edward I. Singer and his wife, Myrtle, reneged on an agreement to sell them their oceanfront home just south of Palm Beach for $4.85 million. [January 2002]
43(December 27, 2000) Played first NHL game since his retirement vs. Toronto, collecting three points, recording an assist just 33 seconds into the game.
44(March 01, 2002) Announced he would miss the remainder of the season due to chronic tendonitis in the major hip flexor muscle, as well as inflammation of the hip capsule.


Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stanley's Game Seven 3D2012Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pittsburgh Penguins Greatest Games DVD Set - Volume 22011Himself
NHL on NBC2011TV SeriesHimself - Drop Puck Representative
Sidney Crosby: On the Ice and Beyond2008Video documentaryHimself
18th Annual American Century Championship2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Fearless2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Life and Times2002-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey2004Video documentaryHimself
The Greatest Canadian2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Salt Lake 2002: Stories of Olympic Glory2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
SportsCenter2002TV SeriesHimself
NHL 20032002Video GameHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Gold Rush 20022002Video documentaryTeam Canada Forward / Captain
Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games2002TV Mini-SeriesHimself
NHL: All-Access!2001Video documentaryHimself
NHL 20022001Video GameHimself - cover star
NHL 2000: A Millenium of Memories2000Video documentaryHimself
NHL Power Players: All-Stars of the Game1997VideoHimself
Ice & Asphalt: The World of Hockey1995VideoHimself
1986 NHL All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself - Center, Campbell Conference, Wales Conference

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ultimate Gretzky2003Video documentaryHimself
The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense1998Video documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1On her husband: He's a hockey player, and he's very good at it, but I married the person.
2"She's always been the one for me. She's a wonderful wife and mother. I couldn't imagine life without our children" (on his wife, Nathalie Lemieux, and their 4 children)
3Nothing is more scary than the word cancer
4Players don't realize just how much it means to win the Stanley Cup until it actually happens
5I didn't really know how much I loved to play Hockey until I stopped


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