Hockey Star, Hall of Famer

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the best player on your team? Well, I guess you are about to find out. Mario Lemieux is a dedicated hockey player. He has caused the Lemieux Era to take place. Also, he was one of the most skilled players in the whole USA. To sum it all up, he has helped Pittsburgh as a whole.

Mario Lemieux Seeing his statue for the first time

He Didn’t Just Help the Team…

Mario Lemieux has helped Pittsburgh in many different ways. First of all, he saved the team. He has come out of retirement  and then he bought the majority of the team. He also cured their losing streak. Another way he helped Pittsburgh is that he made a very important foundation, called the Mario Lemieux foundation, to help raise money and awareness for kids and adults who have cancer. Even though the list of how he helped Pittsburgh, the last one is how he restored hope. He helped the non-winning team get to the Stanley Cup an claim their victory. He also made a new record for the team as he had close to 200 point scoring seasons at least 3 times in his career.

Too Hard to Play Against?

Mario Lemieux is a skilled player. Not only in one thing, he has all around skill. Based off of his skill he got elected to the hockey hall of fame, got the name “Super Mario”, and even was an Olympian. One of the reasons he was elected to the hall of fame was because he almost beat Gretzky’s records which no one has ever come close to before. Another reason was that he pushed through a challenging sickness, but the one that went from the start was that he was a good rookie and that tops it all.To come out of the hall of fame talk, he was also an Olympian. Except this time he wasn’t playing for the USA, he was playing for Canada. He had one remembered game and that was the one that he scored to goals in and won the Olympic Gold Medal for getting second place. Rewind a little bit to how he got the name “Super Mario.” First of all, before all of his sicknesses and complications he was one of the fastest players out there. He also was good with the puck and was an excellent goal scorer.

The Life Changer

The Lemieux Era was a really unbelievable time. It really changed hockey forever and changed people’s way of thinking and their mindsets. Most important, it inspired children and adults in the hospital. He has changed hockey for history because since he arrived, there has been way more hockey fans. Not even just Pittsburgh, but to hockey as a whole. Another way he changed hockey, was the way he put the benchmark higher, or the goal. So people in the NHL have something to compete against, or even pass. All of this has caused him to have more programs based on him and even rinks have something to look up to. Looking at another way he changed things, was the way he changed peoples mind sets. He caused people to start working harder, and inspired people to achieve their goals. The one thing that he inspired people to do, is if you fail, you get right back up and try again. Now, he also did this for the people in the hospital. He gave them an image of them eventually getting better, and to never stop fighting the sickness. He also said that they can do anything that other people can do.

Mario Lemieux is clearly the most dedicated player of all time. He has done many things to benefit peoples life. The Lemieux Era caused people to believe and achieve, he also was a very skilled player, almost beating Gretzky’s Records. Last of all, he helped Pittsburgh as a whole. Based on our records now, no one will be able to beat what he did.





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