Every student needs a teacher, and Mario was my teacher.
- Jaromir Jagr
We were struggling and (general manager) Craig Patrick told me ‘Mario wants to talk to you.’ I had nobody to play with. I told Mario, ‘We need a centerman.’ He told me, ‘I might have one for you.’ I said, ‘Who is it?’ And he said, ‘He’s pretty good.’
- Jaromir Jagr recalls Lemieux’s decision to come out of retirement