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Mario Lemieux

Former Ice Hockey Star
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Net worth 2018: $75 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Montreal, QC, CANADA
Country: Canadian
BirthDay: 5 October 1965
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.93 m

Mario Lemieux was bornon 5 October 1965 in Montreal, QC, CANADA, Canadian, is Former Ice Hockey Star. Mario Lemieux is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played with the National Hockey League's (NHL) Pittsburgh Penguins between 1984 and 2006 with breaks in-between. He bought the Penguins out of bankruptcy, and is currently the team's principal owner and chairman. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the best players of all time. He was gifted in all departments of the game including, playmaking, scoring, puck-handling, and backed these with intangible skills such as, imagination and anticipation. He led Pittsburgh to two consecutive Stanley Cups and a third under his ownership. He also led Team Canada to an Olympic gold medal, a championship win at the World Cup of Hockey, and a Canada Cup. At the time of his retirement, he was the NHL's seventh-ranked all-time scorer with 690 goals and 1,033 assists, at an incredible 0.754 goals-per game average. Lemieux’s career was plagued by health problems including spinal disc herniation and Hodgkin's lymphoma that limited him to 915 of a possible 1,428 NHL games forcing him to retire twice in his career. He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and The Hockey Hall of Fame. His career is not just about records but of dedication and determination in the face of severe health issues.


$75 Million


With injuries plaguing his once-brilliant career, and with the burden of the Penguins' financial woes, he decided to retire on January 24, 2006His final career totals include 915 regular season games played, scoring 690 goals and assisting on 1,033 more for 1,723 points, He became one of the greatest players ever to play the game


Lemieux was named captain of Canada's Winter Olympic team for the 2002 Salt Lake City Games


Despite playing in only 43 games, he scored 76 points, with the highest points-per-game average that season in the LeagueIn the 2001–02 season, he was the captain but only appeared in 24 games, partially due to injuries and also due to the reason that he wanted to be in good condition to play for Canada at the Olympics


Lemieux, owed millions in deferred salary, stepped in as to buy the team and keep it in Pittsburgh,In 2000, he returned to the NHL against the Toronto Maple Leafs


In 1999 the Pittsburgh team was mired in financial difficulty and faced bankruptcy


Upon his first retirement in 1997, he became the only player to retire with a greater than 2 points per game average (1494 points in 745 games) and was sorely missed by his team


In the 1996-97 season, he scored his 600th career goal in his 719th game behind Wayne Gretzky's 600 goals in 718 games and went on to put up his tenth career 100-point season


In January, 1993, when he made the shocking announcement that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma


He played only 64 games in his injury-plagued 1991–92 season


He underwent surgery to fix a herniated disk, and missed 50 games in the 1990–91 NHL season, but returned to lead the Penguins to their first Stanley Cup defeating Minnesota North Stars


His second five-goal performance helped in a 10-7 victory against Philadelphia Flyers in 1989


He won the Calder Memorial Trophy for top rookie in 1984-85


Lemieux was born on October 5, 1965 in Montreal to Pierrette, a home-maker, and Jean-Guy Lemieux, an engineer

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