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14. Mark Recchi

14. Mark Recchi

Mark Recchi began his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where the fourth round pick immediately exceed expectations.  The Right Wing would have 67 Points in his first full season with the Pens (1989-90) and would break-out with a 113 Point campaign and helped Pittsburgh win their first Stanley Cup.  The following year was a little bittersweet as he was traded late in the season to Philadelphia in a blockbuster trade.  Recchi was named a Second Team All-Star that year, but the Penguins would win their second Stanley Cup that year.

Recchi returned as a free agent for 2005-06, where he scored 57 Points before being traded to Carolina for their Stanley Cup run.  He returned to Pittsburgh in the 2006-07 Season for one year and would have a 68 Point campaign.  Overall, Recchi accumulated 385 Points with a .99 PPG.

Recchi would enter the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Acquired: Selected in the 4th Round, 67th Overall of the Amateur Draft 6/11/88.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers with Brian Benning and the previously acquired 1992 Los Angeles 1st Round Pick (which would be Jason Bowen) for Rick Tocchet, Kjell Samuelsson, Ken Wregget and Philadelphia’s 1993 3rd Round Pick (which would be Dave Roche) 2/19/92.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 7/9/04.

    Departed (2):  Traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for Niklas Nordgren, Krys Kolanos and Carolina’s 2007 2nd Round Pick (which was later traded to the Philadelphia Flyers and would be Kevin Marshall)

    Acquired (3):  Signed as a Free Agent 7/25/06

    Departed (3): Claimed on Waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers

  • Games Played: 389
  • Notable Statistics: 154 Goals
    231 Assists
    385 Points
    300 PIM
    0.99 PPG
    -41 Plus/Minus
    31.2 Point Shares
    38 Points in 29 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (1991)
    Second Team All-Star (1992)*
    All-Star (1991)

    *Recchi was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers midway in the season.

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