Pens owner Mario Lemieux sales his castle for $21,999,066

What does the move mean for the NHL legend?

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Oh, you have to believe that if I had the money to purchase this beautiful home, I would. Well, I would need more people in my life to fill the many rooms in it, but this mansion is absolutely beautiful. However, it seems like Pittsburgh Penguins owner and National Hockey League Hall of Famer and legend Mario Lemieux has had enough of it. 

According to Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune Live, Lemieux has put his 50-room Quebec castle on the market Tuesday with an asking price of $21,999,066, a marketing firm associated with the listing real estate agency announced.

The exact asking price for the property is $21,999,066, to reflect Mr. Lemieux’s jersey number 66, said listing agent Michel Naud of Engel & Völkers.

50 rooms - that's a lot. Maybe it is why the Pens owner has decided to sell his castle, which he built with a price tag of $20 million with construction starting in 2009. Lemieux and his wife Nathalie purchased the land around 2007, and moved into the home in 2012, according to Mr. Naud.

Take a look at these wonderful pictures, once again, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Tribune Live, which made the original report on the sale. 

The Swiss-style castle, known as the Chateau Fleur de Lys, sits at the foot of Mont Tremblant about 90 miles north of Montreal, in the province of Quebec, Canada. It has 17,000 square feet of living space with 17 fireplaces, a theater, wine cellar, pool, spa, tennis court and two-bedroom guest house. Lemieux’s primary residence is in Sewickley.

Lemieux wasn’t available for comment.

Originally from Montreal, Lemieux showed up in Pittsburgh in the mid-80s, when the Penguins were a struggling franchise, but eventually led the team to two Stanley Cup wins in 1991 and 1992. He became an owner of the team in 1999, and has since won three other Stanley Cups in this role. 

Home sales in the Mont Tremblant area were up 39% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2018, according to data from the Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards. The median price of a home in the area was $265,000, a 5% increase compared with the same period last year, according to the organization.