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Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux  #66

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NUMBER: 66 BIRTHDATE: October 5, 1965
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: PIT / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
AwardsSeasons
Art Ross Trophy 1987-1988 / 1988-1989 / 1991-1992 / 1992-1993 / 1995-1996 / 1996-1997
Calder Memorial Trophy 1984-1985
Conn Smythe Trophy 1990-1991 / 1991-1992
Hart Memorial Trophy 1987-1988 / 1992-1993 / 1995-1996
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy 1992-1993
Lester Patrick Trophy 1999-2000
Ted Lindsay Award 1985-1986 / 1987-1988 / 1992-1993 / 1995-1996
Brother of Alain QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1983) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1984) QMJHL MVP (1984) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1984) NHL All-Rookie Team (1985) Calder Memorial Trophy (1985) NHL Second All-Star Team (1986, 1987, 1992, 2001) Lester B. Pearson Award (1986, 1988, 1993, 1996) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1987) NHL First All-Star Team (1988, 1989, 1993, 1996, 1997) Dodge Performance of the Year Award (1988) Dodge Performer of the Year Award (1988, 1989) Art Ross Trophy (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997) Hart Memorial Trophy (1988, 1993, 1996) Dodge Ram Tough Award (1989) Conn Smythe Trophy (1991, 1992) ProSet/NHL Player of the Year Award (1992) Alka-Seltzer Plus Award (1993) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1993) Lester Patrick Trophy (2000) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002) Missed majority of 1990-91 due to back injury vs. NY Rangers, February 14, 1990. Announced diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma and the start of radiation treatments, January 12, 1993. Missed majority of 1993-94 due to back injury vs. Chicago, November 11, 1993. Announced he would miss 1994-95 due to fatigue, August 29, 1994. Announced he would retire following the 1997 playoffs, April 5, 1997. Became third player (Gordie Howe, Guy Lafleur) to appear in NHL game after being inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame, December 27, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to recurring hip injury and resulting surgery, October 29, 2001. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to hip injury vs. Boston, November 1, 2003, and resulting surgery, January 6, 2004. Announced his retirement due to an irregular heart beat, January 24, 2006.
Quote of the Day

It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness