Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp

A Once In A Lifetime Hockey Experience

The Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp is one of the largest fundraising events run by the Mario Lemieux Foundation. Campers receive a truly once-in-a-lifetime NHL-like hockey experience both on and off the ice. Campers are divided into four teams, each featuring two pro team captains and two head coaches. Mario Lemieux rotates from team to team during the round-robin tournament play. Each team will play with and against Mario.

Camp Apparel

Campers receive both Pittsburgh Penguins and Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp branded equipment and apparel.  Uniforms are different each year.  Jerseys featured in the past include custom Lemieux Camp “Diagonal Pittsburgh” Penguins black jersey, current-style Pittsburgh Penguins Alternate gold jersey, 1984-era gold and white Penguins jerseys, current style home and away Penguins jerseys, Vegas Gold Penguins jerseys, both Winter Classic blue jerseys, and custom Lemieux-era Wales and Campbell Conference All-Star Game jerseys from the 1986 NHL All-Star Game.

Camp Highlights

Camp games are held at PPG Paints Arena, the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the Penguins’ practice facility.

The highlight of Lemieux Camp is the personal interaction with some of the greatest players in NHL history.  Players and coaches from previous camps include Mario Lemieux, Colby Armstrong, Jay Caufield, Chris Chelios, Paul Coffey, Tie Domi, Ron Duguay, Mike Eruzione, Theo Fleury, Grant Fuhr, Clark Gillies, Sergei Gonchar, Michel Goulet, Bill Guerin, Randy Hillier, Eddie Johnston, Curtis Joseph, Darius Kasparaitis, Tyler Kennedy, Alexei Kovalev, Pierre Larouche, John LeClair, Ryan Malone, Pierre McGuire, Joe Mullen, Larry Murphy, Bernie Nicholls, Craig Patrick, Mark Recchi, Gary Roberts, Kevin Stevens, Max Talbot, Rick Tocchet, Bryan Trottier and Pierre Turgeon.

2023 Fantasy Camp team captains and coaches had a combined 32 Stanley Cups, 7 Hall of Famers, 47 All-Star Game appearances and over 4,900 goals and 10,000 points scored in the NHL.

Waiting List

The Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp has a waiting list of over 300 people.  If you are interested in joining the waiting list for future Lemieux Camps, please fill out the Waiting List Form.  Campers from the previous year have the first right of refusal to return the following year.  Once those former Campers have confirmed, we go to the waiting list to fill any open positions.  You will be notified by a Lemieux Foundation staff member if an opportunity opens.  The Camp is typically in late February or March each year.

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2023 Camp Highlights:

  • Custom Lemieux Camp Pittsburgh Penguins home and away jerseys
  • Pro-stock jerseys and other custom equipment including Lemieux Camp hockey stick, helmet, gloves, pants and socks
  • Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp and Pittsburgh Penguins apparel
  • One practice session and three games at PPG Paints Arena, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Two games at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • One Pittsburgh Penguins game in a luxury party suite
  • Evening entertainment functions at Rivers Casino, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and the Lexus Club at PPG Paints Arena
  • Contract signing and photo with Mario Lemieux
  • Autograph Sessions with Mario Lemieux and all of the celebrity team captains and coaches
  • Commemorative signing gifts
  • Video Headshots for each Camper shown on the big screen during the Championship and Consolation Games at PPG Paints Arena
  • Four nights king-suite accommodations at The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino

Nearly $5,000,000 has been raised through the Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp to benefit the Mario Lemieux Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin’s Playrooms, an initiative which creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities.

2022 Camp Highlight Video