How Mario Lemieux turned a 1999 salary negotiation into a $350M windfall

Jan 2, 2022

Mario Lemieux was a human highlight reel for much of the 1990s, but his best move may have come off the ice.

As part-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Lemieux will receive over $350 million from the team’s sale to Fenway Sports Group for around $900 million. In doing so, he is profiting from negotiations over his player salary from 1999.

Source: Front Office Sports