Mario Lemieux Statue Ceremony

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 7: A statue of Mario Lemieux stands in front of the Consol Energy Center during the unveil of the Mario Lemieux statue on March 7, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

It's 66 degree in the city of Pittsburgh today, and tonight they'll play game #66 of the regular season.

Push that all aside though, as we talk here (and continue to update this post) about the statue of #66 Mario Lemieux. Teenage phenom, superstar center, Stanley Cup champion, MVP, scoring champion, cancer survivor, tireless fundraiser, franchise savior, arena builder, part-owner. You name it, Lemieux's done it for the Penguins, and if anyone has ever merited being bronzed by a professional sports team, it's hard to imagine any one person doing more or accomplishing more for a single organization than Mario Lemieux has for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Go Mario. Go Pens.

UPDATE:

"Mario Lemieux is a unique figure in the history of Pittsburgh -- a Hall of Fame athlete who went on to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins and become the first player-owner of the modern era, and also a community-minded citizen who continues to raise millions of dollars for cancer research and neo-natal research," said Morehouse. "This statue will be an everlasting tribute to his legacy."
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