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The Mario Lemieux Story

Mario Lemieux Biography

From 1988 until 1992, Lemieux put on an elite display for the league, racking up points and awards in Gretzky-ian fashion. The Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 1991 and 1992. He won the Conn Smythe both times compiling 78 points across the two postseason runs. His dominance of the game over this stretch put him, aptly, in the same category as Gretzky in his ability to take over and transform a game.

The Mario Lemieux Story – part 3

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Following his retirement, the Penguins financial status fell into disrepair. After the Penguins filed for bankruptcy in 1999, Lemieux stepped in and bought a controlling interest in the team, keeping the organization alive.

The Mario Lemieux StoryShortly thereafter, in 2000, Lemieux returned from retirement to play in the NHL a second time …

Mario Lemieux – the only Player to Get 199 points in 1 Season

Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux played professional ice hockey for 17 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL (between 1984 and 2006) and is now the Penguins principal owner and chairman, after having fighting to keep the team from bankruptcy in 1999. Lemieux is regarded by most in the hockey community as one of the greatest players to ever play in the NHL.

He won the Conn Smythe Trophy twice while leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to winning two Stanley Cup championships, led the NHL in scoring six times, won the Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP three times.

Hockey Awards of Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux NHL awards

The many awards that Mario Lemieux has won through out his hockey career. His award achievements include many of the leagues top notable prizes such as the Stanley Cup (3 times), Conn Smythe (twice), Calder, Art Ross (6 times), Hart Trophy (3 times) plus many more.

He has also won several non NHL awards like the Chrysler-Dodge/NHL Performer of the Year and the Order of Canada

Mario Lemieux’s NHL Hockey Records

Mario Lemieux - 5 NHL goals, 5 different ways

Mario played his entire NHL career with the Pittsburgh Penguins and is still part of the organization, he had ten NHL seasons with 100 or more points and once came within 1 point of reaching the 200 mark. Here are some of the many outstanding records that Lemieux established and that have yet to be topped.