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Get a load of Mario’s new ski chalet

Nov 26, 2012, 11:14 AM EDT


Pictured above is Mario Lemieux’s new 15,000 square foot mansion in the ski resort of Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

The home reportedly cost $20 million to build and has 23 rooms.

Given the NHL lockout, the Pittsburgh Penguins owner (who was also a pretty fine hockey player in his time) was savvy enough to sidestep questions about his new digs.

“It’s not the time to talk about my personal affairs,” Lemieux told QMI Agency.

According to Forbes, the Penguins are worth $264 million, up from $101 million the season before the 2004-05 lockout.

  1. mrdo919 - Nov 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    I agree with you Bettman sucks at his Job!!!! this should have been a year ago.But on the other hand I remember a day the players used to work for pennies and played hard everynight!!!! I think they get paid to much as in all sports and all the care about is themselvs they don’t look out for each other and now all they doo is hit each other from behind. And just look at a team like the bruins who played last season like they did not even care about hockey and the same goes to the black hawks the year after they won the cup, I guess they got there fat checks and they were all set??? they should get 30% of the profits ( if that) and be happy with there 4 and 5 MILLION a year salaries and just be freakin happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    just sayin!!!!!

    • rogersjd16 - Nov 26, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      Dude, the B’s were the 2 seed in the East and lost to a Caps team who turned back the hockey clock about 70 years with their style of play. Fall down in front of the defensive net, shoot it down the ice, and hope for a goal or two.

      Season ticket holder, so surely was not happy with how the season ended, but “Bruins played last season like they did not even care about hockey”? Come on. That’s redic.

      • hockeyflow33 - Nov 26, 2012 at 3:19 PM

        All the pink hats come out after a winning season

  2. millertime30 - Nov 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    I wish i could lose money like an NHL owner

    • valoisvipers - Nov 26, 2012 at 1:54 PM

      Now is your chance, the Coyotes are still up for sale.

  3. cweez2 - Nov 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Je vois Mario oublié d’où il venait…

  4. hockeyfan763 - Nov 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Hey Mario, My winter is pretty wide open, when can I bring the family up for a little skiing ?

    • ibieiniid - Nov 26, 2012 at 4:44 PM

      woulda been better if your tag was “AaronAsham69”

  5. flyerguy73 - Nov 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Wow, my home only has 20 rooms. Now I have to find a bigger one.

  6. wethog66 - Nov 26, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    First time I ever went outside the US was to go skiing at Mont Tremblant when I was 6 years old. Also the first time I ice skated on a frozen lake. Don’t remember much past that accept the drive from MD to Mont Tremblant was very long.

    Anyway, nice house.

  7. bcjim - Nov 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM


    That is gross excess for him unless he is even wealthier then one would guess. Anyone know his net? I mean, he isn’t Bill Gates, right?

    • claysbar - Nov 26, 2012 at 4:54 PM

      He was owed somewhere in the area of 30-35 mill when he took partial ownership of the team and that was 10 or so years ago. I’m sure part of the deal was he wouldn’t put a claim in on the bankruptcy for a larger stake of the team. Considering the value of the team is now 2.5 or so times the value when he became an owner plus he wasn’t exactly hurting for money during his playing days. If I had to venture a guess, it would be high 8 to low 9 figures.

  8. soj83 - Nov 26, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    i heard he was going to invite some out of work Vancouver Canucks to try out the pool’s new diving board.

    • juzzi7 - Nov 26, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      I think he has a guy with a C on his chest from his own team

      • michiganhockey11 - Nov 26, 2012 at 4:16 PM

        He also moonlights as Mario’s pool boy……….

  9. valoisvipers - Nov 26, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Again our good friend id4joey is a day or two ahead of PHT with the stories. Well done Joey

    • id4joey - Nov 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

      LOL! I have way too much free time on my hands. Go mediators!

    • williplett - Nov 27, 2012 at 6:21 AM

      Joey reported on Mario’s real estate deal two days ago?

  10. rainyday56 - Nov 26, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Can’t blame Mario for trying to diversify his investments away from the NHL. Despite having Malkin and Crosby, the penguins are only a concussion or two away to financial ruin. Let’s face it, the other owners do not like to see former superstars succeed after their careers are over. Look at Howe and Gretz. You can be sure the anchor will be ready to throw his way at the first sign of trouble in Pittsburgh.

    Cue the thumbs down.

    • sportsfreak13 - Nov 26, 2012 at 3:49 PM

      You do realize that your arguement is completely contradicting itself considering mario was a superstar player and is now part owner after the previous owner gave him partial ownership right? 4 years in a row of consecutive sellouts and their close to financial ruin? Their salary is 10 million under the current cap. C’mon man. Save your doom and gloom attitude for something you know what your talking about.

  11. husky2score - Nov 26, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Well, looks like he found something to do during the lockout. Sighs.

  12. puckyouall - Nov 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Remind me again why I’m paying for his arena?

  13. bd0986 - Nov 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Let’s do the math. No payroll for first half or so of season. savings in the range of $30M. Cost of new house, $20M. Still has extra $10M to furnish the joint. Not bad to be an owner of an NHL team.

  14. williplett - Nov 27, 2012 at 4:07 AM

    If this is how Mario lives-plus another home in Pittsburgh-just imagine how the ten NHL owners who are billionaires live and those who have a stake in the other twenty NHL franchises make do. The greatest magic trick of this lockout is that the owners and Gary Bettman have convinced so many blue collar ticket buyers that the players are the bad guys. There were a few seasons of record profits and the top ten owners are worth twenty five billion dollars…but this lockout is about greedy players? I want NHL hockey too, but the NHL and their owners need to finally get their league under control. Three lockouts inside of twenty years is a joke.

    • williplett - Nov 27, 2012 at 6:48 AM

      “Sign the deal at the 50/50, take the make whole the owners are offering and play hockey. Its better than working in an office for 40-50 hrs a week for 40+years.”- stain67 11/16/12

      Stuff like this.

      The players put asses in the seats, they put their health on the line every game and they make the NHL possible. Yet a healthy chunk of the public continues to side with a collection of individuals and groups who have a collective $30 billion dollars (we can only guess, it might be more) because it was their childhood dream to play in the NHL and anybody unwilling to do so for millions of dollars is a jerk. Even more so that they are keeping them from watching hockey right now.

      The NHL is coming off of record profits, they are on their third player lockout in twenty years and they refuse to think ouside the box. Sorry. Gary and the owners want to have their cake and eat it too. Move the Coyotes. Move the Blue Jackets. Move the Panthers. Demand greater revenue sharing among the owners. Ask the players for a reasonable roll back. Let’s get real.

      And Gary has to go. Every NHL fan should demand that.

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