Mario Lemieux -- Career Timeline
Here is a chronology of the career of Mario Lemieux:
June 1984 Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft.
Oct. 11, 1984 Makes NHL debut at Boston. Scores a goal on his first shot on his first NHL shift, against Bruins goalie Pete Peeters.
1984-85 Wins Calder Trophy after becoming only the third rookie in NHL history to score 100 or more points (43 goals, 57 assists).
Given the Lester B. Pearson Award by the NHL Players'
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The 'Magnificent' Career
Mario Lemieux, 40, retired from the NHL for a second time, citing his health and not being able to play at the level he's accustomed to. Story
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• Photos: First stint | Second coming | Finale
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