30 years ago, on June 9, 1984, Mario Lemieux or "Super Mario" was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins as the top pick in the NHL Draft. Lemieux — which means "the best" in French — later snapped Wayne Gretzky’s seven-year hold on the scoring title and eight-year grip on the Hart Trophy. A six-time NHL scoring leader, three-time MVP, Rookie of the Year and two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner, number 66 made miraculous comebacks from Hodgkin’s disease and multiple back injuries and, as an encore, bought the team and saved it from bankruptcy in 1999. (Photo: Michael O’Neill/SI)

30 years ago, on June 9, 1984, Mario Lemieux or "Super Mario" was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins as the top pick in the NHL Draft. Lemieux — which means "the best" in French — later snapped Wayne Gretzky’s seven-year hold on the scoring title and eight-year grip on the Hart Trophy. A six-time NHL scoring leader, three-time MVP, Rookie of the Year and two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner, number 66 made miraculous comebacks from Hodgkin’s disease and multiple back injuries and, as an encore, bought the team and saved it from bankruptcy in 1999. (Photo: Michael O’Neill/SI)

Arguably the most devastating body-checker in the history of the NHL, defenseman Scott Stevens threw his fabled shoulders into many a player.   Never once a negative in the +/- category in each of his 22 seasons, Stevens was more than adequate offensively (908 points) and he captained the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003. He was an ideal fit on a gritty team that didn’t win pretty and didn’t apologize for failing to do so.  The 2000 Conn Smythe Trophy winner turned 50 today. (Lou Capozzola(2), David E. Klutho/SI)

Arguably the most devastating body-checker in the history of the NHL, defenseman Scott Stevens threw his fabled shoulders into many a player.   Never once a negative in the +/- category in each of his 22 seasons, Stevens was more than adequate offensively (908 points) and he captained the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003. He was an ideal fit on a gritty team that didn’t win pretty and didn’t apologize for failing to do so.  The 2000 Conn Smythe Trophy winner turned 50 today. (Lou Capozzola(2), David E. Klutho/SI)

This iconic photo of Bobby Orr captures him in mid-flight moments after scoring the overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final that gave the Boston Bruins their first championship in 29 years. Orr was the first defenseman to ever be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP, scoring 20 points in 14 games.  He turns 66 today. (AP)
GALLERY:  Bobby Orr Through The Years

This iconic photo of Bobby Orr captures him in mid-flight moments after scoring the overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final that gave the Boston Bruins their first championship in 29 years. Orr was the first defenseman to ever be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP, scoring 20 points in 14 games.  He turns 66 today. (AP)

GALLERY:  Bobby Orr Through The Years

During the third period of Tuesday’s Red Wings-Panthers game at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., Panthers center Nick Bjugstad shattered the glass behind the net with an errant shot. When the arena crew came to install a new pane of glass, the protective paper covering wouldn’t come off and they were forced to leave it up for the remainder of the game, obstructing the view of many fans.  (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

During the third period of Tuesday’s Red Wings-Panthers game at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., Panthers center Nick Bjugstad shattered the glass behind the net with an errant shot. When the arena crew came to install a new pane of glass, the protective paper covering wouldn’t come off and they were forced to leave it up for the remainder of the game, obstructing the view of many fans.  (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Lightning forward Steven Stamkos breaks the tibia in his right leg after crashing into the goal post with 7:11 to play in the second period of a game against the Bruins on Nov. 11, 2013 in Boston.  Stamkos got tied up with Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton and crashed into the right post. He tried to get up twice before going down to the ice in pain, grabbing his leg just above the ankle. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Lightning forward Steven Stamkos breaks the tibia in his right leg after crashing into the goal post with 7:11 to play in the second period of a game against the Bruins on Nov. 11, 2013 in Boston.  Stamkos got tied up with Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton and crashed into the right post. He tried to get up twice before going down to the ice in pain, grabbing his leg just above the ankle. (Elise Amendola/AP)