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PLAYER PROFILE:
8 Mark Recchi
Pittsburgh Penguins
Drafted in the 1988 NHL Draft, 4th Round, 67th Overall.
Mark Recchi Position: Right Wing
Height: 5'-10"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birthdate: February 1, 1968
Birthplace: Kamloops, British Columbia
Shoots: Left
Last Amateur Club:
Muskegon IHL

The Wreckin' Ball is back in town!!!

SEASON RECORDS

REGULAR SEASON
Year Team

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PP

SH

GW

GT

S

Pct
1987-88 Kamloops WHL 62 61 93 154 75 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1988-89 Muskegon IHL 63 50 49 99 86 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1988-89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 1 1 2 0 -2 0 0 0 0 11 9.09
1989-90 Muskegon IHL 4 7 4 11 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1989-90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 74 30 37 67 44 6 6 2 4 1 143 20.98
1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 40 73 113 48 0 12 0 9 0 184 21.74
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 33 37 70 78 -16 16 1 4 1 156 21.15
1991-92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 10 17 27 18 -5 4 0 1 0 54 18.52
1992-93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 84 53 70 123 95 1 15 4 6 0 274 19.34
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 84 40 67 107 46 -2 11 0 5 0 217 18.43
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 10 2 3 5 12 -6 1 0 2 0 17 11.76
1994-95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 39 14 29 43 16 -3 8 0 1 0 104 13.46
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 28 50 78 69 20 11 2 6 0 191 14.66
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 34 46 80 58 -1 7 2 3 0 202 16.83
1997-98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 32 42 74 51 11 9 1 6 0 216 14.81
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 12 35 47 28 -4 3 0 2 0 152 7.89
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 10 4 2 6 6 -3 0 0 0 0 19 21.05
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 28 63 91 50 20 7 1 5 1 223 12.55
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 27 50 77 33 15 7 1 8 0 191 14.14
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 22 42 64 46 5 7 2 4 0 205 10.73
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 20 32 52 35 3 4 1 2 1 111 12.61
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 26 49 75 47 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SIXTEEN (16) NHL SEASONS 1173 456 745 1201 780 39 128 17 68 4 2670 15.88

POST-SEASON
Year Team

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PP

SH

GW

GT

S

Pct
1987-88 Kamloops WHL 17 10 21 31 18 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1988-89 Muskegon IHL 14 7 14 21 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 24 10 24 34 33 6 5 0 2 0 60 16.67
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 3 3 6 0 1 3 0 0 0 13 23.08
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 4 2 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 18 22.22
1997-98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 4 8 12 6 2 0 0 2 0 22 18.18
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 6 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 18 0
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 6 12 18 6 3 2 0 1 0 53 11.32
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 6 2 2 4 2 -3 1 0 1 0 18 11.11
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 7 3 10 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 4 2 6 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TEN (10) NHL POST-SEASONS 110 40 57 97 59 9 11 0 6 0 207 14.01

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Milestones Achieved:

  • 700th Assist: 10/22/03 at Anaheim.
  • 600th Assist: 1/31/01 at Pittsburgh.
  • 400th Assist: 11/23/96 at Toronto.
  • 1000th Game: 3/23/02 at Pittsburgh.
  • 900th Game: 1/27/01 at Carolina.
  • 800th Game: 11/13/99 vs. San Jose.
  • 700th Game: 3/28/98 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • 500th Game: 12/22/95 at Pittsburgh.
  • 400th Goal: 12/18/01 vs. St. Louis.
  • 300th Goal: 12/12/97 at New Jersey.
  • 1200th Point: 3/25/04 vs. NY Islanders.
  • 1100th Point: 1/7/03 vs. Buffalo.
  • 1000th Point: 3/13/01 vs. St. Louis.
  • 900th Point: 1/17/00 at Florida.
  • 700th Point: 3/1/97 at Edmonton.
  • 500th Point: 3/26/94 at New Jersey.

Facts:

  • First NHL Game: Nov. 16, 1988 at Toronto.
  • First NHL Goal: Jan. 20, 1989 at Winnipeg vs. Eldon Reddick.
  • First NHL Point: Jan. 20, 1989 at Winnipeg (Assist).
  • Stanley Cup Championship: 1991.
  • NHL All-Star Games: 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.

Notables:

  • Nickname is Rex, and in Pittsburgh it's Wreckin’ Ball.
  • Favorite arena to play in is General Motor Place in Vancouver.
  • Hardest thing that he has ever tried to do is hit a 90-mph fastball.
  • If he could meet anyone famous, it would be Meg Ryan.
  • All-time favorite movie is Braveheart.
  • Lists People Magazine as his favorite magazine and Sex and the City as his favorite TV show to watch.
  • Ideal place to live would be Italy.
  • Favorite charities included teammate John LeClair’s golf tournament and a golf tournament in his hometown of Kamloops (sixth annual) which raised over $120,000 this past August.
  • His streak of 570 consecutive regular season games played (10/4/91-12/11/98) is the eighth-longest streak in NHL history.
  • Is one of just five Flyers to reach the 100-point mark in a single season (1992-93 and 1993-94) and just one of six Flyers to reach the 50-goal mark in a single season (1992-93).
  • Has scored 25 or more goals in a season 11 times, including four consecutive 40 or more goals seasons (1990-91 through 1993-94).
  • Has appeared in seven NHL All-Star Games (1990-91, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1996-97 through 1999-00), winning most valuable player honors for the 1997 contest as he recorded three goals.
  • Named male athlete of the 20th century in his hometown of Kamloops, British Columbia; the street outside the local arena was renamed “Mark Recchi Way".

Awards:

  • 1987-88 Season:
    • WHL West All-Star Team.
  • 1988-89 Season:
    • IHL Second All-Star Team.
  • 1991-92 Season:
    • NHL Second All-Star Team.

TRANSACTIONS

June, 1988:

  • Drafted by Pittsburgh in the fourth round (67th overall) of 1988 Entry Draft.

February 19, 1992:

  • Traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh with Brian Benning and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (previously acquired by Pittsburgh-Philadelphia selected Jason Bowen) in 1992 Entry Draft for Rick Tocchet, Kjell Samuelsson, Ken Wregget and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Dave Roche) in 1993 Entry Draft.

February 9, 1995:

  • Traded to Montreal by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Martin Hohenberger) in 1995 Entry Draft for Eric Desjardins, Gilbert Dionne and John LeClair.

March 10, 1999:

  • Traded to Philadelphia by Montreal for Dainius Zubrus and Philadelphia's 2nd and 7th round choice in either 1999 or 2000 Entry Draft.

July 9, 2004:

  • Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh.

INJURIES

1998-99 Season:

  • Missed the final two games of regular season because of symptoms associated with a vascular spasm.
  • Missed two games (4/3/99-4/5/99) because of migraine headaches.
  • Missed three games (3/27/99-3/30/99) because of a concussion sustained at Toronto on 3/22/99.
  • Missed four games (12/12/98-12/19/98) because of pneumonia.

2000-01 Season:

  • Missed four games (from 10/12/00 through 10/19/00) due to a concussion.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

International Career:

  • Member of Team Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan (recorded two assists in five games).
  • Member of Team Canada for the 1990, 1993, and 1997 World Championship Tournament.
  • Member of the gold-medal winning Canadian National Team at the 1988 World Junior Championship Tournament.

Amateur Career:

  • Played three seasons in the Western Hockey League (1985-86 with New Westminster; 1986-87 and 1987-88 with Kamloops).
  • Named to the WHL West All-Star Team following the 1987-88 season.
  • Led the WHL in playoff assists (21) and playoff points (31) in 1988.
  • Led the WHL in assists (93) for the 1987-88 regular season.

1988-89 Season:

  • Named to the IHL Second All-Star Team after posting 99 points (50G,49A, eighth in the IHL) for Muskegon.
  • Recorded his first NHL goal (Eldon Reddick) and first NHL assist on 1/20/89 at Winnipeg.
  • Played his first NHL game on 11/16/89 at Toronto.

1989-90 Season:

  • Among NHL rookies, ranked third in points (67), second in goals (30), and fourth in assists (37).
  • Named NHL Rookie of the Month for February.

1990-91 Season:

  • Member of the 1991 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, recording 34 points (10G,24A) in 24 playoff games.
  • Led the Penguins in points (113, fourth in NHL) and assists (73, tied for fourth in NHL).
  • Tied for the Penguins lead in goals (40).
  • Posted a career high five assists at NY Rangers on 12/3/90.

1991-92 Season:

  • Named to NHL Second All-Star Team.
  • Recorded two goals and assist at Washington on 2/22/92, his first game as a Flyer.
  • Set a career high for points in a game with six (3G, 3A) at Quebec on 11/18/91, including his first NHL hat trick.

1992-93 Season:

  • Won the Bobby Clarke Trophy as the Flyers’ MVP and the Class Guy Award as the player who best exemplified a strong rapport with the media.
  • Posted a team-record 123 points for the Flyers.
  • Set single-season career highs for goals (53) and points (123).
  • Led the Flyers in goals (53, tied for 11th in NHL), assists (70, tied for 12th in NHL), and points (123, 10th in NHL).
  • Was scoreless vs. Quebec on 12/3/92, ending his 17-game point-scoring streak (14G,23A from 10/18/92-11/28/92).
  • Named NHL Player of the Week (11/9/92-11/15/92) when he recorded 12 points (3G,9A) in three games.
  • Tied his career high for points in a game with six (2G,4A) vs. NY Islanders on 11/12/92.

1993-94 Season:

  • Led the Flyers in points (107, tied for fifth in NHL) and assists (67, tied for seventh in NHL).
  • Second on team in goals (40).
  • Recorded his 500th NHL point, an assist, on 3/26/94 at New Jersey.

1994-95 Season:

  • Led Montreal in scoring with 43 points (14G,29A) in 39 games.
  • Led the Canadiens in goals (14).

1995-96 Season:

  • Third on the Canadiens in scoring with 78 points (28G,50A) in 82 games.
  • Played his 500th NHL game on 12/22/95 at Pittsburgh.

1996-97 Season:

  • Canadiens’ Molson Cup Player of the Year.
  • Led the Canadiens in goals (34).
  • Recorded his 700th NHL point, a goal, on 3/1/97 at Edmonton.
  • MVP of the 1997 NHL All-Star Game after scoring three goals in the contest.
  • Registered his 400th NHL assist on 11/23/96 at Toronto.

1997-98 Season:

  • Canadiens’ Molson Cup Player of the Year.
  • Led the Canadiens in scoring with 74 points (32G,42A) in 82 games.
  • Led the Canadiens in goals (32).
  • Played his 700th NHL game on 3/28/98 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Represented the Canadiens in the 1998 NHL All-Star Game.
  • Named NHL Player of the Week (12/29/97-1/4/98) when he recorded seven points (4G,3A) in four games.
  • Scored his 300th NHL goal on 12/12/97 at New Jersey.

1998-99 Season:

  • Missed the final two games of regular season because of symptoms associated with a vascular spasm.
  • Missed two games (4/3/99-4/5/99) because of migraine headaches.
  • Played at Nashville on 4/1/99 after missing the previous three games (3/27/99-3/30/99) because of a concussion sustained at Toronto on 3/22/99.
  • Scored a goal vs. Colorado on 3/11/99, his first game as a Flyer since being traded to Montreal on 2/9/95.
  • Recorded 12 goals and 35 assists for 47 points and 28 PIM in 61 games for the Canadiens.
  • His 35 assists and 47 points led the Canadiens.
  • Missed four games (12/12/98-12/19/98) because of pneumonia, ending his consecutive regular season games played streak at 570 (10/4/91-12/11/98, the eighth-longest streak in NHL history).

1999-00 Season:

  • Won his second-career Bobby Clarke Trophy as the Flyers’ MVP.
  • Led NHL in assists (63).
  • Led team in points (91, third in NHL).
  • Was second on team in goals (28).
  • Tied for team lead in plus/minus (+20).
  • Recorded 24 multiple-point games.
  • Was one of three Flyers to play all 82 games.
  • Appeared in his seventh career All-Star Game 2/6/00 and registered an assist.
  • Recorded a goal and four assists vs. Pittsburgh on 5/7/00, tying Flyers records for assists and points in a playoff game.
  • Scored his first playoff goal as a Flyer on 4/16/00 at Buffalo.
  • Registered three assists at Pittsburgh on 1/23/00; first assist was his 200th as a Flyer.
  • Registered his 900th career point, an assist, at Florida on 1/17/00.
  • Registered three assists vs. NY Islanders on 1/6/00, his 250th game as a Flyer; his first assist was his 50th point of the season, the 10th time that he has recorded 50 or more points in a single season.
  • Scored a goal, the 350th of his career, at Calgary on 12/27/99.
  • Recorded an 11-game point-scoring streak (7G,11A: 11/22/99-12/16/99).
  • Scored the game-winning goal and added two assists vs. Phoenix on 12/16/99; his first assist was his 310th point as a Flyer, sixth among right wings on the club’s career list.
  • Recorded a goal and an assist at Ottawa on 11/28/99; his assist was his 300th point as a Flyer.
  • Appeared in his 800th career game on 11/13/99 vs. San Jose.
  • Registered four assists at Washington 10/12/99.

2000-01 Season:

  • Was first on the team in points (77), in assists (50, tied for 17th in the NHL), in game-winning goals (8) and in power play points (24 - 7G,17A).
  • Was tied for second on the team in goals with 27.
  • Was scoreless at Calgary on 3/22/01, ending his 11-game point-scoring streak (from 2/25/01 through 3/19/01 - 6G,13A).
  • Was named First Star after recording a goal and two assists vs. St. Louis on 3/13/01.
  • His goal vs. St. Louis on 3/13/01 was his 1,000th career NHL point (60th player in NHL history to reach milestone).
  • Scored a goal vs. NY Islanders on 2/1/01, his 400th point as a Flyer (16th player to accomplish feat).
  • Recorded two goals and two assists at Pittsburgh on 1/31/01.
  • His second assist at Pittsburgh on 1/31/01 was his 600th in the NHL (an NHL Milestone).
  • Game at Carolina on 1/27/01 was his 900th in the NHL.
  • Scored the game-winning goal in overtime at Toronto on 11/15/00, after missing the previous nine games (from 10/24/00 through 11/11/00) due to a concussion.
  • Returned to action vs. Anaheim on 10/21/00 after missing four games (from 10/12/00 through 10/19/00) due to a concussion.
  • Flyers had a 32-9-2 record when Recchi registers at least a point in a game.
  • Was the Flyers' nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy ("perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey").

2001-02 Season:

  • Was third on the team in goals (22) and in assists (42).
  • Was second on the team in shots with 205.
  • Led the team in power play goals with seven.
  • Was tied for first on the team in shorthanded goals with two.
  • Scored 17 of his 22 goals at home.
  • Was named First Star vs. NY Rangers on April 13 after registering the game-winning goal and an assist.
  • His assist vs. NY Rangers on April 13 was his 500th point as a Flyer (12th player in team history to reach mark).
  • His goal vs. Montreal on April 4 was his 20th goal of the season (11th time in 13 full NHL seasons that he has reached the 20-goal mark).
  • Scored a power play goal at Carolina on March 28, ending a 19-game goalless streak (longest streak of his career).
  • Recorded two power play assists at Pittsburgh on March 23, his 1,000 career NHL game (177th player in NHL history to reach milestone).
  • Missed two games (at Tampa Bay on March 8 and vs. Toronto on March 10) after being suspended by the NHL on March 8 for a major penalty for elbowing vs. Calgary on March 7.
  • Posted an assist at San Jose on Jan. 2, his 400th game as a Flyer (36th player in team history to reach mark).
  • Was named First Star vs. Carolina on Dec. 22 after recording two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, an assist and a team-best +3.
  • Was scoreless vs. Dallas on Dec. 20, ending his six-game point-scoring streak from Dec 8 through 18 (4G,5A).
  • Scored a power play goal vs. St. Louis on Dec. 18.
  • His goal vs. St. Louis on Dec. 18 was the 400th of his career (65th player in NHL history to reach milestone).
  • Recorded an assist vs. Montreal on Dec. 13...His assist vs. Montreal on Dec. 13 was his 288th as a Flyer and moved him into 10th place on the team's all-time list (past Tim Kerr).
  • Posted three goals (even-strength, power play and shorthanded) and an assist vs. Washington on Oct. 20, his first hat trick as a Flyer.

2002-03 Season:

  • Led the Flyers in goals (7) and points (10) during the playoffs.
  • Scored the game-winning goal at 13:54 of the third overtime to give the Flyers a 3-2 win @ Toronto in Game Four of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series on April 16.
  • Tied for first on the team in assists (32) and power play goals (8) during the regular season.
  • Was second on the team in points with 52 (20G,32A).
  • Tied for third on the team in goals with 20.
  • Registered two assists vs. Buffalo on Jan. 7, his second assist was his 1,100th career NHL point (46th player in NHL history to reach mark).
  • Was named First Star @ Calgary on Oct. 12, after recording three goals, including a shorthanded, an even strength and a power play goal (his fifth career hat trick and second as a Flyer).
  • Missed the first eight games of the preseason due to a Grade Two MCL sprain of his right knee sustained at practice on Sept. 16.

2003-04 Season:

  • Was named the winner of the Bobby Clarke Trophy as the Flyers' most valuable player.
  • Was the Flyers' nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.
  • Was first on the team in goals (26), assists (49, tied for ninth in the NHL), points (75, tied for 12th in the NHL), power play goals (14, tied for fifth in the NHL) and power play points (30).
  • Was first on the team in shooting percentage at 15.6% (26 goals on 167 shots).
  • Was second on the team in game-winning goals with five.
  • Was tied for second on the team in plus/minus at +18.
  • Was one of two Flyers to play in all 82 games.
  • Reached the 20-goal mark for the 13th time in his career, including the fifth consecutive season (has reached the 20-goal mark in 13 of 14 full seasons).
  • Recorded at least a point in 28 of the final 37 games of the season (10G,31A over span).
  • Game @ Montreal on April 1 was his 600th game as a Flyer (17th player in team history to reach mark).
  • His second of two assists vs. NY Islanders on March 25 was his 1,200th career NHL point (40th player in NHL history to reach mark).
  • Was scoreless @ NY Rangers on Feb. 12, ending his nine-game point-scoring streak (5G,12A).
  • Recorded at least one assist in each of the seven games from Jan. 24 through Feb. 5 (12A, tied for the third longest streak in the NHL this season).
  • His first assist vs. Washington on Feb. 4 was his 600th point as a Flyer (ninth player in team history to reach mark).
  • His goal vs. Washington on Feb. 4 was his 602nd point as a Flyer, moving him past Rod Brind'Amour into eighth place on the Flyers All-Time List.
  • His third assist @ Washington on Jan. 25 was his 370th as a Flyer and moved him into fourth place on the Flyers All-Time List.
  • Set season highs for assists in a game (3), points in a game (4) and plus/minus in a game (+4) at Washington on Jan. 25.
  • His assist vs. Buffalo on Jan. 24 was his 367th as a Flyer, moving him into sixth place on the Flyers All-Time List (passing Rod Brind'Amour).
  • Is fourth on the Flyers All-Time Assists List (395).
  • Is eighth on the Flyers All-Time Points List (627).
  • Is tied for 10th on the Flyers All-Time Goals List (232).
  • 2003-04 Single Game Highs: Goals - 2 (three times); Assists - 3 (@ WSH, 1/25/04); Points - 4 (@ WSH, 1/25/04); Shots - 6 (twice - @ BOS, 2/28/04; vs. NYI, 11/11/03); Plus/Minus - +4 (@ WSH, 1/25/04); TOI - 23:39 (vs. TOR, 3/18/04).
 

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