Lemieux’s son, Austin, drafted again |

Lemieux’s son, Austin, drafted again

Jonathan Bombulie

Austin Lemieux is popular in junior hockey circles this summer.

The Johnstown Tomahawks selected Mario’s 19-year-old son with a first-round pick, ninth overall, in Tuesday’s North American Hockey League draft. Lemieux, a 6-foot-2, 161-pound right wing, had 14 goals and 37 points in 31 games with the Penguins Elite U-18 team last season.

Last month, the Omaha Lancers took Lemieux in the ninth round of the United States Hockey League draft.

Omaha owns Lemieux’s rights in the USHL, which is the only junior hockey league in the country with a Tier 1 designation. Johnstown owns his rights in the Tier 2 NAHL.

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