Ten fun facts about Mario Lemieux
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He started skating at a young age of 3 and immediately excelled.
Lemieux played hockey for a team called the Hurricanes from the age of 7 to 15. f family.
His older brother practiced with him and helped develop him into the player that he is today.
He helped win Canada the Olympic gold medal in 2002 and was the champion at the 2004 World Cup of hockey.Fact 5
In 2009, Lemieux became the first owner and player to win The Stanley Cup.Fact 6
His biggest fear, during his hockey career, was interviews.Fact 7
He oversees the Mario Lemieux Foundation for cancer research and neo-natal research which has raised over 8 million dollars for charity.Fact 8
Mario Lemieux is the only player in NHL history with more than 500 points to average 2.0 points per game.Fact 9
By the age of 19, Mario Lemieux was the talk of the hockey world.Fact 10
He was the only person to ever win a Stanley Cup as a player and owner, both with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Go to more people facts ❯
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