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Throw in the countless murals and portraits bearing Lemieux's likeness all around town along with the Hall of Famer's role in twice saving the franchise -- once as a player, once as an owner -- and there might not be another athlete with a more considerable influence over a city than Lemieux has in Pittsburgh."I think one of the amazing things about him is he is not from here, but he raised his family here, created this interesting connection with the city because he's not a real public person.He doesn't enjoy the limelight, he doesn't enjoy formal public interactions.It has been more than a decade since Mario Lemieux played his last NHL game for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and yet no athlete -- perhaps no human being -- is a more prominent presence in the city of champions.A simple stroll through Pittsburgh is the easiest way to discover how fully the man who arrived in town from Quebec as a lanky 18-year-old in 1984 has been embraced by Pittsburgh.The scope of that influence expanded with the Austin's Playroom initiative, a network of child-friendly havens around Pittsburgh for kids encountering serious medical problems.
The sports museum is set to undertake a major expansion that will feature plenty more Crosby artifacts upon its completion.
His foundation was launched after Lemieux's bout with Hodgkin's disease in 1993.