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Mario Lemieux
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1997
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Lemieux in 2012 during the unveiling of a statue of him
Born (1965-10-05) October 5, 1965 (age 55)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1984
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1984–1997
2000–2006

Mario Lemieux, OC, (born October 5, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He is considered to be one of the best players of all time.[1] He played 17 seasons as a forward with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League from 1984-2006. He currently co-owns both the Pittsburgh Penguins and their farm team, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997. He was also inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame in 2004.

References

  1. "Mario Lemieux". Encyclopedia Britannica. 

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