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Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Boston Bruins
Tampa Bay Lightning
Atlanta Thrashers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Carolina Hurricanes
Philadelphia Flyers
Montreal Canadiens
Nationality Canada
Born February 1 1968 (1968-02-01) (age 42),
Kamloops, BC, CAN
NHL Draft 67th overall, 1988
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 1988 – present

Mark Recchi (born February 1, 1968 in Kamloops, British Columbia is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

Recchi played his junior hockey for the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League. His number 8 was retired by the team shortly after he left for the NHL. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins, first playing in the NHL 1988, and was a key player in their Stanley Cup winning side in 1991.

The following season he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers as part of a deal that brought Rick Tocchet and Kjell Samuelsson to Pittsburgh. He played for Philadelphia from 1992 to 1995 as part of the "Crazy Eights" line, including a 53 goal, 70 assist, 123 point season in 1992–93, still the Flyers single-season point scoring record. In 1995, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in a deal for Éric Desjardins and John LeClair, but was reacquired by the Flyers for the 1998–99 season, and was consistently among their top scorers.

During the 1999–2000 season, he was a finalist for the Lester B. Pearson trophy as NHLPA MVP and he finished third in scoring, only 5 points behind Jaromír Jágr. In 2000 and 2004, the Flyers would make the Eastern Conference Finals but they would bow out of each series in seven games.

In 2000, he was named "Kamloops Male Athlete of the 20th Century", and had a street named "Mark Recchi Way" in his honour.

In August 2004, Recchi rejoined the Penguins as a free agent, signing a two-year contract with a two-way option for a third year. The first year was eventually nullified by the NHL lockout; in the second year, with the Penguins languishing at the bottom of the NHL standings, Recchi waived his no-trade clause to be sent to the Stanley Cup-contending Carolina Hurricanes at the deadline for minor-league forward Krystofer Kolanos, left wing Niklas Nordgren, and a 2007 2nd round pick. Recchi won his second Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes that season, and subsequently re-signed with the Penguins during the summer of 2006 off-season.

On January 20, 2007, he scored his 7th career hat trick against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and just under a week later, Recchi scored his 500th career goal on January 26, 2007, on the power play against the Dallas Stars.

Recchi with the Tampa Bay Lightning

During the summer of 2007 off-season, Recchi re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins for a one year contract that amounted to $2 million, but on December 4 he was placed on waivers and assigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins two days later. On December 8, 2007, Recchi was claimed on re-entry waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers. In his first game against his former team, he scored the game winning goal in a shootout.

Philadelphia Flyers fans have come to know him as the "Recchin' Ball."

On July 7, 2008, Recchi signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

On March 4, 2009, Recchi was traded to the Boston Bruins for Mārtiņš Karsums and Matt Lashoff, the Bruins also received a 2010 2nd round draft pick.

On March 7, 2009, Recchi scored his first two goals for the Bruins, as the first and third Bruins goals in a 5-3 home ice defeat of the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.

On July 2, 2009, Recchi re-signed with the Boston Bruins for one year. The next day, he stated that the 2009-10 season will be his final year.

Awards and achievements

  • 1987–88: West First All-Star Team (WHL)
  • 1988–99: Second All-Star Team (IHL)
  • 1990–91: Played in All-Star Game (NHL)
  • 1990–91: Won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
  • 1991–92: Second All-Star Team (NHL)
  • 1992–93: Played in All-Star Game (NHL)
  • 1993–94: Played in All-Star Game (NHL)
  • 1996–97: Played in All-Star Game (NHL)
  • 1996–97: All-Star Game MVP (NHL)
  • 1997–98: Played in All-Star Game (NHL)
  • 1998–99: Played in All-Star Game (NHL)
  • 1999–00: Played in All-Star Game (NHL)
  • 2005-06: Won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

Records

  • Second longest span between Stanley Cup wins (1991–2006), at fifteen years.
  • His 123 points (53 goals, 70 assists) in the 1992–1993 season is the Flyers regular season scoring record.
  • Oldest player to record 5 assists in a game on March 1, 2009 at age 41.
  • The oldest Boston Bruin player to score a goal in the playoffs on May 6, 2009 at age 41. Gordie Howe was 52 when he scored in the 1980 playoffs.

NHL transactions

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 New Westminster Bruins WHL 4 0 1 1 0
1985–86 New Westminster Bruins WHL 72 21 40 61 55
1986–87 Kamloops Blazers WHL 40 26 50 76 63 13 3 16 19 17
1987–88 Kamloops Blazers WHL 62 61 93 154 75 17 10 21 31 18
1988–89 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 63 50 49 99 86 14 7 14 21 28
1988–89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 1 1 2 0
1989–90 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 4 7 4 11 2
1989–90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 74 30 37 67 44
1990–91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 40 73 113 48 24 10 24 34 33
1991–92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 33 37 70 78
1991–92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 10 17 27 18
1992–93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 84 53 70 123 95
1993–94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 84 40 67 107 46
1994–95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 10 2 3 5 12
1994–95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 39 14 29 43 16
1995–96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 28 50 78 69 6 3 3 6 0
1996–97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 34 46 80 58 5 4 2 6 2
1997–98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 32 42 74 51 10 4 8 12 6
1998–99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 12 35 47 28
1998–99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 10 4 2 6 6 6 0 1 1 2
1999–2000 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 28 63 91 50 18 6 12 18 6
2000–01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 27 50 77 33 6 2 2 4 2
2001–02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 22 42 64 46 4 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 20 32 52 35 13 7 3 10 2
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 26 49 75 47 18 4 2 6 4
2004–05 Did not play See 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 24 33 57 56
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 20 4 3 7 12 25 7 9 16 18
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 24 44 68 62 5 0 4 4 0
2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 19 2 6 8 12
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 53 12 28 40 20
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 62 13 32 45 20
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 18 10 6 16 2 11 3 3 6 0
NHL totals 1,490 545 897 1442 964 151 50 73 123 77

International play

External links

  • Mark Recchi's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Mark Recchi at TSN.ca
  • Mark Recchi's NHL player profile
  • Mark Recchi's Day With the Stanley Cup
Preceded by
Rod Brind'Amour
Winner of the Bobby Clarke Trophy
1993
Succeeded by
Eric Lindros
Preceded by
Eric Lindros
Winner of the Bobby Clarke Trophy
2000
Succeeded by
Roman Čechmánek
Preceded by
Roman Čechmánek
Winner of the Bobby Clarke Trophy
2004
Succeeded by
Simon Gagné
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