Perseverance: Mario Lemieux is a Canadian former professional hockey player, and currently owns the Pittsburgh Penguins. In his career, he showed perseverance as he was plagued by different health issues, but battled to overcome them and continue to play, and excel at, the sport of hockey in the National Hockey League. He led the Penguins, as team captain, to two consecutive Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992. As owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Lemieux also led the team to additional titles in 2009, 2016, and 2017. He also won several other hockey honors like a Gold Medal in the 2002 Olympics, the Lester B. Pearson Award for outstanding player, and the Hart Trophy, awarded for most valuable player. All this in spite of various injuries and even a battle with Hodgkin’s Disease. In short, Lemieux showed perseverance and it has served him well in his life with an amazing and rewarding career.
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