|Celebrated Name:||Mario Lemieux|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Mario Lemieux|
|Age:||55 years old|
|Birth Date:||5 October 1965|
|Birth Place:||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Nathalie Asselin (m. 1993)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Lauren, Stephanie, Austin Nicholas, and Alexa)|
|Is Mario Lemieux Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Ice hockey player|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$160 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2021|
Mario Lemieux is a former professional ice hockey player from Canada. He had played parts of 17 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1984 to 2006 and had assumed ownership in 1999. He got nicknamed “The Magnificent One,” and he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the greatest players of all time. Being a gifted playmaker and also a fast skater despite his large size, Lemieux often beat defensemen with fakes and dekes.
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Early Life & Biography
Lemieux was born to Pierrette, a stay-at-home mother, and Jean-Guy Lemieux, who is an engineer. He, with his brothers Alain and Richard, grew up in a working middle-class family in a town named Ville-Émard. Mario started practicing hockey at the age of three in his basement, before using actual equipment, he and his brothers used wooden kitchen materials as hockey sticks and pucks.
His father had created a rink on the front lawn of their house so that the boys could practice as much well as possible and the family sometimes packed snow into the living room carpet, so he and his brothers could practice indoors when it was dark.
In June 1993, Mario Lemieux married Nathalie Asselin. They have four beautiful children together, Lauren, who was born in April 1993, Stephanie, who was born in 1995, Austin Nicholas, who was born in 1996 and Alexa, who was born in 1997. Austin was born prematurely, with a weight of two pounds only, but he is perfectly healthy today, and he plays college hockey for Arizona State University.
The family first lives in the affluent Pittsburgh suburb of Sewickley. Lemieux also had a second house in Quebec near Mont Tremblant, but he put the house up for sale in 2018. In June 2009, Lemieux was being made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec by then-Quebec Premier Jean Charest. Lemieux was also being made an Officer of the Order of Canada from then-Governor-General Michaëlle Jean in September 2009.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 5 October 1965, Mario Lemieux is 55 years old as of today’s date 5th May 2021. His height is 1.93 m tall, and his weight is 104 kg.
Lemieux was drafted in the 1984 Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, who wanted a natural goal scorer to improve their playing as they had finished dead last for the previous two seasons. He played in the NHL games and became the first player to be named as the All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player.
He also won the Calder Memorial Trophy for the top player in 1985. In 1989, his second five-goal performance helped in a victory against Philadelphia Flyers. He tied the NHL record for most goals in a postseason game, but the Penguins lost the series. He had gone through many surgeries to fix a herniated disk, and missed 50 games in the 1991 NHL season, but returned to lead the Penguins to their first Stanley Cup by defeating Minnesota North Stars.
He played only 64 games with his injury in 1992 season. Although missing several games, he helped The Penguins to sweep the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final with 78 playoff points. In January 1993, when he made the surprising announcement that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and he forced to undergo energy-draining radiation treatments, and hence he missed two months of play during which period Penguins struggled.
On the day of his last radiation treatment, he went to Philadelphia to play against the Flyers, and he scored a goal in a 5-4 loss but received a standing ovation by Philadelphia fans.
Awards & Achievements
- Lemieux has won the Art Ross Trophy given to Scoring Champion 6 times in his career and was thrice winner of Hart Memorial Trophy for Most Valuable Player between 1988 and 1996.
- He won the Lester B. Pearson Most Valuable Player as voted by NHL players four times.
- He was part of the First All-Star Team Centre teams, between 1986 and 2001.
- He received the honorable title of Knight from Quebec Premier Jean Charest.
- In 2010, he received the Order of Canada from then-Governor-General Michaëlle Jean for his services to the nation and society.
- In 1988, in one of the greatest individual performances, against New Jersey Devils, he became the only player in NHL history to score a goal in all five possible game situations in the same game.
Net Worth & Salary of Mario Lemieux in 2021
As of May 2021, Mario Lemieux has an estimated net worth of around $160 million. The significant source of Mario’s earning is his ice hockey career. He has played various important matches for which he has been sponsored by brands. He has also done commercial films for which he collected a hefty sum of money.
Mario Lemieux was one of the best ice hockey players in the world. He was from a working middle-class family. He used to play hockey in his home basement with his brother during his early life. His family used to support him a lot. Soon he became a professional ice hockey player. He has achieved many awards for his game and won millions of hearts of fans in a very short period of time. He has an impeccable career record after he competed against many great ice hockey players.