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Video: Check out Mario Lemieux’s new statue

Pittsburgh Penguins Unveil Mario Lemieux Statue

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)

Justin K. Aller

Imagine, for a second, one of your most prominent mistakes being immortalized in statue form.

Former New York Islanders players Rich Pilon and Jeff Norton are in that club, as Mario Lemieux’s statue captured one of the Pittsburgh Penguins great’s most memorable goals - which came at their expense. The team unveiled the statue today, which you can read about in this post and watch in the video below:

Perhaps it’s fitting that one of the most unusual statues in sports went to one of the NHL’s most unusual careers? After all, we’re talking about a player who saved a franchise (twice), beat cancer and raised the Stanley Cup two times - among many other highlights.