Defenseman Mario Faubert was born in Valleyfield, Quebec on December 2, 1964. He played two seasons with St. Louis University and turned pro the next year, playing ten NHL games in his first season of professional hockey.
Faubert, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1974, spent the bulk of the 1974-75 season with the Hershey Bears but did manage to score a goal during his ten-game trial with the Penguins. The next three seasons, Faubert split between Pittsburgh and their American Hockey League affiliate, playing 21, 47 and 18 games in the NHL in those seasons.
In 1978-79, Faubert spent the full season in the minors scoring 40 points from the blue line. The next year he was a full-time NHLer for the first time in his career. Faubert played 49 games that year with the Pens scoring 18 points. The year after, in 1980-81, Faubert played his only full schedule and responded with impressive offensive output. Faubert played 72 games for Pittsburgh and scored 52 points. His point total was good for sixth on the team and 1st among Penguin defenseman. The 1981-82 season was his last. Faubert performed well, scoring 12 points in 14 games