Penguins to unveil Magnifique statue

Posted on 5th March 2012 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLThe Pittsburgh Penguins will unveil a Mario Lemieux “Magnifique” statue on Mar. 7 at the at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The statue will be unveiled at noon in advance of the evening Penguins-Maple Leafs game that evening.

“Mario Lemieux is a unique figure in the history of Pittsburgh – a Hall of Fame athlete who went on to buy the Penguins and become the first player-owner of the modern era, and also a community-minded citizen who continues to raise millions of dollars for cancer research and neonatal research,” said David Morehouse, CEO and President of the Penguins. “This statue will be an everlasting tribute to his legacy.”

The statue will be located in the plaza just outside the Trib Total Media Gate at CONSOL Energy Center, near the intersection of Centre Avenue and Washington Place. It was funded privately by the Penguins’ ownership group, local labor organizations and members of the Pittsburgh business community. The statue was created by nationally-acclaimed bronze sculptor Bruce Wolfe (www.brucewolfe.com). James Frederick of James Gallery in Pittsburgh’s West End Village was the art consultant on the project.

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