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Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp

Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp

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The Lemieux Foundation will announce dates for the 2017 Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp when the 2016-17 NHL schedule is released.  The Lemieux Camp has a waiting list of over 325 people.  If you are interested in joining the waiting list for the 2017 or other future camps, please click on the Waiting List Form box on the left side of this page.  Signing up assures you to be notified of all announcements pertaining to future fantasy camps.

The Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp strives to give campers an NHL hockey experience on and off the ice, as well as provide an opportunity to personally interact with some of the biggest names in hockey history. Players and coaches from previous camps include Mario Lemieux, Paul Coffey, Mark Recchi, Bill Guerin, Gary Roberts, Bryan Trottier, Larry Murphy, Theo Fleury, Rick Tocchet, Alexei Kovalev, Pierre Turgeon, Sergei Gonchar, Michel Goulet, Clark Gillies, Pierre Larouche, Curtis Joseph, Randy Hillier, Eddie Johnston, Jay Caufield and Tie Domi.

2016 Fantasy Camp team captains and coaches had a combined 30 Stanley Cups, 54 All-Star Game appearances and over 3,800 goals and 10,600 points scored in the NHL.

Campers are drafted into four teams, each featuring two celebrity team captains and a head coach. Mario Lemieux rotates from team to team during the round-robin tournament play.  Each team will play with and against Mario at least once.

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2016 Camp Highlights:

  • Personalized Pittsburgh Penguins pro-stock equipment
  • One practice session and one game at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the official Pittsburgh Penguins practice facility
  • Four games at CONSOL Energy Center, the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Two Pittsburgh Penguins games in luxury party suite
  • Evening entertainment functions at Rivers Casino, the Blue Line Grille and Cambria Suites
  • Contract signing and photo with Mario Lemieux during the Welcome Party
  • Autograph Session with Mario Lemieux and all of the celebrity team captains and coaches
  • Commemorative framed piece featuring a "Draft Photo" with Mario Lemieux and signed contract

Over $1,500,000 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 Playroom Project, which creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities.