Mario Lemieux was born on 5 October 1965, in Montreal, Quebec. He began his NHL career in 1983, when he was the first draft pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins. In January 1993 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, but continued to play, taking off only the 1994-95 season to deal with a persistent back injury. He retired following the 1996-97 season and that November was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, which waved the three-year waiting period. He subsequently became part owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins when the team faced bankruptcy, and returned from retirement to the ice on 27 December 2000. He continues to play for the Penguins today.
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"Super" Mario Lemieux: Pittsburgh Penguins
Thumbnailed image gallery.
Angelo's Mario Lemieux Page
Pictures, links, articles.
ESPN.com: Mario Lemieux
Brief profile and career statistics.
The Mario Lemieux Foundation
News from the founder, career highlights and photo gallery, links and donation information for Hodgkin's Disease research.
The Mario Lemieux Planet
Career statistics, awards, pictures, and news.
Mario Lemieux: Le Magnifique
Biography, career statistics, image gallery, and news.
Report on Mario Lemieux
All about Mario Lemieux's life career.
The Unofficial Website Of Mario Lemieux
Contains pictures, awards and player biography.
USAToday: Lemieux - The Best is Yet to Come
Reflections on Lemieux's performance and playing strategy after his return to the Penguins. (February 27, 2001)
Madden: Refs Play Key Role in Mario's Future
Mark Madden comments on Lemieux's attitude towards NHL-style hockey, and his role in the future of the league. (January 06, 2001)
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