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NHL Club: Pittsburgh Penguins
Date of Birth: 5/10/65
Birthplace: Montreal, QC
Weight: 220 lbs
Among eight original players named to Team Canada, he was
selected as captain by executive director Wayne Gretzky... Was retired during
the 1998 Olympic Games, but came back in Dec. 2000 and is being counted on
this time around for leadership and offence... Should find big ice to his
benefit both 5-on-5 and on the power play as he is a master at working the
edges of play and finding open teammates... Has been sidelined by a hip injury
this season which has kept him out for 32 games. It was operated on in late
October... First pick overall by the Penguins in 1984 draft... Was the NHL
rookie of the year in 1984-85... Led Canada in scoring at 1985 world
championships (won silver medal)... Four-time Lester B. Pearson award winner
as the league's top player as voted by his peers... Three-time Hart Trophy
winner as the NHL's most valuable player... Holds NHL career mark for highest
goals-per-game average... Six-time Art Ross Trophy winner as NHL's leading
scorer... Member of two Stanley Cup winning teams (1991-92)... Earned a place
in Canadian sports history when he scored the winning goal in 1987 Canada
Cup... An automatic pick for a shootout.
You name it.
Is 6-2 in his career on penalty shots.
What Canada Did
: Canada def. U.S. 5-2 to win first Olympic gold medal in 50 years.
: Canada def. Belarus 7-1 in semifinal, advancing to gold-medal game Sunday.
: Canada defeated Finland 2-1 in quarter-final game to advance to semifinals Friday against Belarus.
: Canada tied the Czech Republic 3-3 in Group 3 play, putting the Canadians into quarter-final play against Finland on Wednesday night.
: Canada defeated Germany 3-2 to lift record to 1-1 in Group C.
: Canada lost 5-2 to Sweden in first game of final round to determine positioning for quarter-finals.
Mario Lemieux Photos
Lemieux skates with the Canadian flag
Team Canada poses for a group photo
Lemieux and Gretzky celebrate
Lemieux and Kariya congratulate each other
Lemieux tries to fend off Kallio
Lemieux celebrates with his teammates
Peca is hugged by Mario Lemieux
Lemieux and Kariya react as they score
Lemieux celebrates the first of two goals
Salo stops Lemieux from close range
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Lemieux jogs in torch run
Lemieux says decision remains firm
Lemieux still wants to play in Olympics
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