Mario Lemieux Net Worth

How much is Mario Lemieux Worth?

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Net Worth:
$75 Million

Mario Lemieux Net Worth: Mario Lemieux is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who has a net worth of $75 million dollars. Born October 5, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Mario Lemieux played parts of 17 seasons with the National Hockey League's (NHL) Pittsburgh Penguins between 1984 and 2006. A gifted playmaker and fast skater, despite his large size, Lemieux often beat defensemen with fakes and dekes (a sequence of actions). Lemieux started his career with the Laval Voisins of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Ever a determined player, he was drafted at age 15 and declared he would break league records; in the 1983–84 QMJHL season, Lemieux broke the league record for points in a season with 282 (133 goals, 149 assists) in 70 games. In his last game of the regular season, Lemieux needed three goals to tie Guy Lafleur's record of 130 goals—he scored six goals and added six assists in a 16-4 victory. One of the most famous goals in NHL history was the goal Lemieux scored in the 2nd period of game two. Receiving the puck between the Penguins' blue line and the centre line, Lemieux skated solo into the North Stars zone facing two defensemen and the goalie by himself. On January 12, 1993, Lemieux made the shocking announcement that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and underwent energy-draining aggressive radiation treatments, leaving his career and possibly his survival in doubt. He missed two months of play and the Penguins struggled without him. On the day of his last radiation treatment, Lemieux flew to Philadelphia to play against the Flyers, where he scored a goal and an assist in a 5-4 loss. Before that game Lemieux earned a standing ovation from Philadelphia fans—a rare occurrence for any visiting player. In 1999, he bought the Penguins (out of bankruptcy) as well as their top minor-league affiliate, the American Hockey League's (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and is currently the team's principal owner and chairman. He is widely known as one of the best ice hockey players of all time.

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Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux

Ice hockey player
Date of Birth
Oct 5, 1965
Nationality
Canada
Height
6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
Weight
235 lbs (106.59420695 kg)
Nicknames
Лемье, Марио
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