The Mario Lemieux Story – part 3

the Mario Lemieux #66 Story

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.

Mario Lemieux Quotes

Mario Lemieux #66 Quotes

Mario Lemieux Quotes

Below are some random Mario Lemieux  Quotes 

Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted. – Mario Lemieux

I think we have to show some pride in the jersey that we are wearing, and can’t quit. – Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux QuotesCertainly we’re not satisfied with just winning games. We’ve been playing some pretty good hockey, but we think we can play much better. – Mario Lemieux

I am looking forward to this year – Mario Le

It could always happen, but I don’t see any problems moving forward. – Mario Lemieux

It’s up to the community now to decide if they want to keep this team. – Mario Lemieux

He creates a lot of excitement, … He has all the tools to be a great player. He sees the ice well, he’s a great skater. He says he needs to work on his shot, but it looks pretty good to me. – Mario Lemieux

He’s going to create a lot of excitement around the league, especially in Pittsburgh, … We’ve seen that ticket sales are booming. People are excited. It’s really going to help us bring back the fans. – Mario Lemieux

We don’t want you at the rink, we don’t want you in the stadium, we don’t want you to watch hockey. – Mario Lemieux

Depending on how we start the season, I can play center or wing, … It doesn’t matter to me. – Mario Lemieux

Five or six teams have a real good chance (to win the Stanley Cup) and we feel we’re one of those teams. – Mario Lemieux

The kids love him and have a good time with him, so its been an easy adjustment thus far – Mario Lemieux

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