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Mark Recchi dons the Bruins jersey for the first time tonight

Mark Recchi

  • Sport: Hockey
  • Decade Inducted: 00s

Professional ice hockey right winger, Mark Recchi had an impressive twenty two years in the National Hockey League, most notably for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadians & Boston Bruins. Among many other accomplishments, Recchi boasts three Stanley Cup wins.

Recchi began playing junior hockey for the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey league, where his number 8 was retired after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1988.   Continuing his career with the Penguins, Recchi saw his first Stanley Cup win in 1991.

Following his Stanley Cup win with the Penguins, Recchi was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers, where he played until 1995 as part of the “Crazy Eights” line with Eric Lindros & Brent Fedyk.  Recchi holds the single-season point scoring record with 123 points (53 goals, 70 assists) in the 1992-93 season with the Flyers.  He was traded to the Montreal Canadians in 1995 before returning back to the Flyers for the 1998-99 season, where he was consistently one of their top scorers.  Recchi saw two Eastern Conference Finals with the Flyers in 2000 & 2004, both series bowing out in seven games.

Recchi celebrated his second Stanley Cup win with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 before resigning with the Penguins for the 2007 season.  He then went on to play one year with the Tampa Bay Lighting before signing a year deal with the Bruins in 2009, where he would remain until retirement in 2011.

With the Bruins, Recchi became the 13th player in NHL history to score 1,500 points during his career.  In Game two of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, Recchi became the oldest player to score a goal in a Stanley Cup Final, at age 43.  On June 15, 2011, Recchi joined only 9 other players in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup with three different teams, as the Bruins defeated Vancouver in Game 7.  Following the win, Recchi announced his retirement from the NHL.