Mario Lemieux: Le Magnifique + Awards and Trophies

Awards and Trophies

66 MVP card

Keep in mind that this particular page is still an archive, with stats being up to date until Mario Lemieux's retirement, and does not include any of his points since he's returned to play hockey.

Skate to the page with his current numbers, if you wish.
Career Statistics

This is the card of a champion who fought many odds during his hockey career. Here is just a sample of what Mario Lemieux overcame to become truly great:

Mario overcame all this to become a legend, the only NHL player to have won the Calder, Hart, Ross, Smythe and Masterson trophies.

Remember this, and all the hockey glory below seems even more magnifique.

December 31, 1988: There are five kinds of goals players can score in the Fastest Game on Earth. In a masterful display of the greatest individual scoring performance in hockey, Mario Lemieux scored one of each against the New Jersey Devils -- even-strength, powerplay, short-handed, penalty shot (vs. Chris Terreri), and an empty netter. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This had never been accomplished since the NHL started in 1917, and it has not been repeated. It probably will never be.

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    Captain of the Penguins from 1987-88 through 1993-94 and 1996-97

    Games played: 745
    Goals: 613
    Assists: 881
    Points: 1,494
    Hat Tricks: 39
    100 Point Seasons: 10

    First NHL Game: October 11, 1984 in a 4-3 loss at Boston.
    600th game: October 7, 1995 vs Toronto
    First NHL Goal: October 11, 1984 - At Boston vs Pete Peeters.
    500th goal: October 26, 1995 vs the New York Islanders
    600th goal: February 4, 1997 vs Vancouver
    800th assist: March 26, 1996 vs St. Louis
    First NHL Point: October 11, 1984 - a goal in a 4-3 loss at Boston.
    1,000TH point: March 24, 1992 vs Detroit
    1,400th point: November 30, 1996 vs Boston

    Hall of Fame Induction: November 17, 1997
    Team Sweater Retired: November 19, 1997

Most Goals per Game: 5

-Dec. 31, 1988 in an 8-6 win vs New Jersey
-April 25, 1989 (in playoffs) against the Flyers(br) -April 9, 1993 in a 10-4 win at NY Rangers
-Mar. 26, 1996 in a 8-4 win against St. Louis

Most Assists per Game: 6

-Oct. 15, 1988 in a 9-2 win over St. Louis
-Dec. 5, 1992 in a 9-4 win at San Jose
-Nov. 1, 1995 in a 10-0 win vs Tampa Bay

Most Points per Game: 8

-Oct. 15, 1988, defeating St. Louis 9-2 win (2 goals, 6 assists)
-Dec. 31, 1988 in an 8-6 win against New Jersey (5 goals, 3 assists)
-April 25, 1989 (in playoffs) vs Flyers (five goals, 3 assists)

Playoff Glory

Game 5, 1989 Patrick Division finals against the Philadelphia Flyers:
Mario's exhibition followed his being listed as doubtful to play because of a neck injury. He had 8 points (5 goals, 3 assists) and led the Penguins to a 10-7 victory.

He tied four playoff records:
-most goals in one period - 4
-most goals in one game - 5
-most points in one period - 4
-most points in one game - 8

Most Penalty Minutes per Game: 24

-Nov. 26, 1988 - in a 4-3 win vs Philadelphia

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