Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux

Lemieux in 2011, photo by

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: October 5, 1965

Ethnicity: French-Canadian

Mario Lemieux is a Canadian professional 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 Montréal, the son of 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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