Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux

Lemieux in 2011, photo by

Place of Birth: Montreal, QC, Canada

Date of Birth: October 5, 1965

Ethnicity: French-Canadian

Mario Lemieux is a Canadian ice hockey player. He was the first overall pick in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, and was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He was born in Montreal to Pierrette, a stay-at-home mother, and Jean-Guy Lemieux, an engineer. He and his older brothers Alain and Richard grew up in a working class family in the Ville-Émard district.

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