Pittsburgh Penguins former center Mario Lemieux and now owner made NHL history on this day 16 years ago. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Today in NHL History- April 26


Yet again, here is another look at some NHL history from this day for the trivia lovers out there.

April 26

1997- A great ended his playing career 16 years ago today. Mario Lemieux played in his final NHL game with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Or, they thought it was his last NHL game. He later came out of retirement as a player and owner, but this game was really considered his final game. Over his career, Lemieux played in 915 games, scored 690 goals, collected 1033 assists, and registered 1723 points. In his 107 playoff games, Mario scored 76 goals and handed out 96 assists. His 172 points led him and the Pittsburgh Penguins to Stanley Cups in the 1990-1991 season and the 1991-1992 season. He is currently the principal owner of the Penguins and their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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