Mario Lemieux – Passions

Mario Lemieux 

                Throughout hockey history, there have been many players that have dominated on the rink. Many would consider Mario Lemieux to be arguably the best player of all time. During Mario’s career, he seemed to be unstoppable, during his seventeen seasons in the NHL Lemieux racked up one thousand seven hundred and twenty-three points. Lemieux unfortunately had to end his career early due to health issues. Lemieux retired because of a cracked vertebra which irritated his nerves and ultimately gave him back spasms. Lemieux averaged one hundred and one points per season in seventeen seasons putting him in eight all time, and if he played the same number of seasons as the man in first, Wayne Gretzky, it is estimated that he would be second in all time points. During Lemieux’s seasons in the NHL, he gathered the respect of a ton of people and even gained the nickname “The Magnificent One”. Lemieux was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in nineteen ninety-seven. Another representation on how much he dominated was the trophy’s he won. Throughout his career he won three Hart Trophy’s the Calder Trophy and the Masterton Trophy. Overall, during Lemieux’s career he was a force that could not be tamed putting up insane numbers during each season. But this begs the question, as players rapidly increase their skills, and getting faster and stronger with every passing moment, will anyone ever be able to dominate as Mario Lemieux did?