Biography

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.

Hockey Biography of Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux, considered by many to be the most talented hockey player ever, often finds his name mentioned in the top 5 hockey players of all-time and his numbers and resume do not dispute that sentiment. He never played a full season in the NHL without missing a game so one can only speculate how much more impressive his offensive numbers would be if he had not missed over 400 games due to injury and illness.

Hockey Biography of Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux NHL awards

More importantly, Pittsburgh made the playoffs for the first time in 7 seasons and although they eventually lost in the second round, Lemieux made his mark as a playoff performer. He finished with 12 goals and 17 points in 11 games. On April 25, 1989, facing the Philadelphia Flyers, Lemieux set or tied several playoff records with his 5 goal, 8 point performance in a 10-7 Pittsburgh win.

Hockey Biography of Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux was a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) and played from 1985 to 2004. He was widely known as one of the greatest players to ever play the game, acquiring nicknames such as Le Magnifique, The Magnificent One, and Super Mario and ironicaly his surname literally translates to ‘the best’. Due to his skill, size and stature (6 ft 4 in (1.931 m) and 230 lb (104 kg)), many hockey analysts believe that Lemieux would have been greatest player in almost any NHL era.