Video – Mario Lemieux’s first retirement


When Mario Lemieux retired for the first time in 1997, he went out on a high note, winning the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer. Here is a tribute video that was shown during the 1997 NHL Awards, followed by Lemeiux’s acceptance speech for the award. He is introduced by former teammate Bryan Trottier.

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