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Mark Recchi | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (49) / 2/1/1968
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
Drafted: 1988 / Rd. 4 (67) / Pit

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Mark Recchi is glad to be retired and he's very happy right now that he doesn't have to endure another lockout.
The veteran winger experienced the lockouts in 1994-95 and 2004-05. Recchi did offer some words of wisdom for the players though. "My advice is that the longer it goes, the worse [the offer] is going to get [for the players]," he said. "Hey, I'm an owner, too, so I see both sides. We lose money on our team, and obviously that's not the same, the money's not nearly as significant as in the NHL, but the business dynamics are similar. We've lost money every year we've owned it." Recchi is a part owner of the WHL's Kamloops Blazers. Tue, Nov 13, 2012 10:21:00 AM

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Mark Recchi has no regrets about his retirement from the NHL.

He is living the life after having his day with the cup this weekend. He ends this beautiful summer with a tattoo on his leg. What is on this tattoo? Why the Bruins logo with a Stanley Cup, what else? He plans on relaxing, although he has received several TV offers. Congratulations once again on a terrific career.
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 08:47:00 PM

Mark Recchi has decided to retire after winning the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins.

"This is it for me," Recchi said. "I'm done... I'm going to enjoy this for awhile. I'm going to ride off into the sunset and enjoy myself." It's rare that a star player gets to end his career by winning Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, but Recchi was lucky enough to be part of a team that did just that. He wasn't the biggest reason the Bruins won the Cup, but he was an important part of their 2010-11 team. In addition to providing some veteran leadership, he scored a respectable 14 goals and 48 points in 81 games. He stayed strong in the playoffs, scoring three goals and seven points against Vancouver in the Stanley Cup finals.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 12:27:00 AM

Mark Recchi registered an assist in what may have been the last game of his professional career.

If Recchi retires as expected, he'll be doing so as a champion. The Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup in seven games over the Vancouver Canucks and Recchi played a significant role in the Bruins' success. He had three goals and seven points in the Stanley Cup finals. Recchi has 577 goals and 1,533 points in 1,652 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, Atlanta Thrashers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and, of course, the Boston Bruins.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 11:10:00 PM

Wednesday might be the last time we see Mark Recchi play in an NHL game.

Recchi plans to retire on top if the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup in Game 7, but he might decide to hang up his skates even his team falls short in the deciding contest. "It crosses my mind, but I have a job out there to do for the guys and I can't put those thoughts in my head," Recchi said. "I'm going to lay it on the line one more time and see where it takes me after that. No matter what, it's been a great 22 years." Recchi has 577 goals and 1,533 points in 1,652 career games. Even at the age of 43, he's still been a major factor in this series. He has three goals and six points in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 06:23:00 PM

Mark Recchi is confident that the battled tested Bruins can perform in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals come Wednesday night.

"We had our backs against the wall tonight and the guys came out and did a great job," said Recchi following Monday's 5-2 victory over Vancouver. "We've been resilient all year with stuff like that. It seems like when we get backed into a corner, we fight back pretty hard and now we've been in some Game 7 situations ... and we've responded with a couple of our best games. Now, we've got to play our best game." Boston has won two contests already that went to a deciding seventh game in these playoffs, but now they will have to get the job done on the road for the first time. Recchi collected three assists in Game 6 and another offensive outburst like that could help the Bruins complete the hat trick.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 07:47:00 AM

Mark Recchi did not participate in Boston's morning skate on Wednesday, but he will play in Game 4 versus Vancouver.

Jordan Caron took his spot as the team's 12th forward during the session. Recchi simply exercised his option not to skate. The 43-year-old winger has scored three goals in his past two games to give him 10 points in the playoffs.
Source: Bruins Blog
Wed, Jun 8, 2011 03:19:00 PM

Mark Recchi potted two goals in Boston's 8-1 win over Vancouver in Game 3 Monday night.

Recchi made it 2-0 with his second power-pay goal of the series early in the second period when an attempted pass deflected off Ryan Kesler's stick and through Luongo's legs. He then added a second goal late in the third frame when the game was already out of hand. The Boston Bruins got their swagger back tonight in time to save their season as we head to Game 4 Wednesday night in Boston.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 11:42:00 PM

With his power-play goal Saturday night, 43-year-old Mark Recchi is now the oldest player to ever score a goal in the Stanley Cup final.

He passed Igor Larionov, who was 41 when he scored in 2002 for the Red Wings. Recchi seems to have a little extra motivation in this series as he was born in British Columbia and had relatives and friends at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver Saturday night.
Sun, Jun 5, 2011 12:19:00 PM

It took eight tries, but the Bruins finally scored a Stanley Cup final power-play goal.

Marc Recchi tipped home a Zdeno Chara point shot to give the Bruins the man-advantage marker. Boston needs to more effective on the power play if they are going to come back in this series.
Sun, Jun 5, 2011 09:58:00 AM

Mark Recchi has nary a point and is minus-five in his last eight playoff games.

Recchi still has two goals and seven points in the 2011 playoffs but his absence from the scoresheet of late has been noticeable. The 43-year-old intends to retire at the end of the playoffs if the Bruins win the Stanley Cup but they need a big effort from Recchi in order to do so. He was on the second power play unit in practice on Friday although he has not scored with the man-advantage since Jan. 10.
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 06:24:00 AM

Mark Recchi is ready to call it a career if the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup.

"This isn't about me at all and I want to keep it that way," Recchi said. "It’s about putting all our efforts into winning the Cup for everyone in this room, for the fans and for the city of Boston. But if we win Cup, I'm definitely going to walk away (and retire)." The allure of finishing on top, especially at the age of 43, must be tough to pass up. Recchi can still contribute at the NHL level, but there's no denying that he's in the twilight of his career. If he decides to retire, he'll be ending his career with 577 goals and 1,533 points in 1,652 career games.
Mon, May 30, 2011 06:24:00 PM

Mark Recchi doesn't have a power-play point in 17 playoff games.

That's not insignificant, considering that Recchi is averaging a respectable 2:42 minutes of ice time with the man advantage per game. Recchi is hoping to snap that cold streak in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday. "We've got an opportunity in one game to erase all of the [power play] junk we’ve done over the last 3-4 months really," Recchi said.
Fri, May 27, 2011 03:23:00 PM

The Boston Bruins will be looking for a better start in Game 6 on Wednesday night.

Tampa Bay scored the game's opening tally just 69 seconds into the game Monday night. It marked the fifth time in the playoffs that the Bruins had allowed a goal in the first three minutes. Boston battled back in the contest, but getting off on the right foot is an adjustment they'd like to make to help punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup finals.
Wed, May 25, 2011 07:06:00 AM

Mark Recchi has a history with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Recchi inked a one-year deal with Tampa Bay in 2008-09 and served as a mentor to Steve Stamkos during his rookie season. However, the Lightning weren't in a position to make the playoffs that year, so they traded him to Boston, where he's remained since. "I didn’t even know I was going to play after that [first] year [in Boston]," Recchi said. "It was a great opportunity. I didn’t expect three years later I’d still be here, having fun and being where we’re at. This is ultimately what I wanted and why I kept coming back. We’re halfway. We’ve got another big step against another old team." Recchi and the Bruins will play in Game 1 of their series against Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Fri, May 13, 2011 09:55:00 AM

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