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Joel Rechlicz | Winger | #73

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220

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Joel Rechlicz has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Minnesota Wild.
Rechlicz had two points and 87 penalty minutes in 25 AHL games in 2013-14. He's not expected to have any fantasy value next season. Wed, Jul 2, 2014 10:32:00 AM

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Joel Rechlicz was an unusual choice as the Capitals' fourth shooter in Washington's 4-3 shootout victory over Philadelphia.

Rechlicz has no goals, one assist, and 105 penalty minutes in 26 career NHL games. "He's an unsung hero," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "All you ever hear is that he's a great guy. He fights for his teammates all the time. I love that he scored but there aren't a lot of times you get to thank a guy. I asked him if he's any good at breakaways. He said, 'Yeah,' and I said, 'You're up.' He didn't even bat an eye. It's like he expected it. And when he scored it was like it was no big deal." Rechlicz told the story a little different, saying that he was "kind of in shock" after being picked by Oates. Either way, don't count on Rechlicz doing much offensively in 2013-14.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Joel Rechlicz has signed a one-year, two-way contract to remain with the Washington Capitals.

He was acquired from Phoenix in April in exchange for fellow minor-leaguer Matt Clackson. In 40 AHL games with Portland and Hershey this past season, Rechlicz recorded no points and 154 penalty minutes.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Phoenix Coyotes trade Joel Rechlicz to Washington Capitals for Matt Clackson in a minor-league deal.

Rechlicz will report the Caps' minor-league affiliate in Hershey. He's fourth-line type with a staggering 149 penalty minutes in 36 AHL games this season.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 01:19:00 PM

Joel Rechlicz has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Coyotes didn't disclose the financial terms of the contract. Rechlicz had a staggering 267 penalty minutes in just 44 AHL games last season. He could be one of the NHL's penalty minute leaders if the Coyotes give him a fourth-line gig out of training camp.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 05:57:00 PM

Joel Rechlicz has been called up by the Washington Capitals.

Rechlicz has two points and 198 penalty minutes in 29 AHL games this season. We think you can guess what he might bring to your fantasy squad, if he gets regular playing time on the fourth line.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 06:21:00 PM

Joel Rechlicz went unclaimed on waivers.

Rechlicz was signed on Jan. 30, but he only played in two games before he was put on waivers. Rechlicz isn't an offensive threat, but he does spend a lot of time in the sin bin.
Sat, Feb 4, 2012 01:54:00 PM

The Washington Capitals have placed Joel Rechlicz on waivers.

Rechlicz was signed on January 30th. "Well, he's on waivers more than anything else to give us some more room if somebody got hurt or something," coach Dale Hunter said. Rechlicz thinks he might be back with the Capitals as early as next weekend.
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 01:01:00 PM

Enforcer Joel Rechlicz is likely to be in the lineup for Washington tonight at Tampa Bay.

Wanting to ramp up team toughness, the Caps signed Rechlicz on Monday and announced he would make the swing through Florida starting in Tampa tonight. Rechlcz has played only one NHL game since Oct. 2009 and has fought seven times in his 23 career league games. The Wisconsin native had 184 penalty minutes in 27 games with Hershey of the AHL when he was signed.
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 02:07:00 PM

The Washington Capitals have signed Joel Rechlicz and called him up.

Even at the AHL level, Rechlicz gets next to no points, but he does spend an absurd amount of time in the sin bin. Rechlicz has 184 penalty minutes in just 27 AHL contests this season.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 12:07:00 PM

Joel Rechlicz was called up from the minors on Sunday April 11.

Mon, Apr 12, 2010 03:09:00 AM

Joel Rechlicz was re-called up from Bridgeport fro Friday's game against the Sabres.

He had only four shifts and played just 2:40. Rechlicz obviously has no fantasy value at this time.
Sat, Oct 17, 2009 01:32:00 AM

Joel Rechlicz has been sent down to the minors.

Rechlicz has no points and five penalty minutes in three games with the Islanders this season. He might get another stint in the NHL this season, but he won't have any fantasy value.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 09:39:00 AM

Joel Rechlicz was recalled by the Islanders on Saturday.

The Islanders learned that Trent Hunter will be lost two-to-three weeks a torn pectoral minor muscle, so Rechlicz will get another shot with the big club. He appeared in one game with New York (on Oct. 3), logging just under three minutes of ice time, before being sent back down to the minors. Rechlicz played just 2:19 on Saturday against the Senators. Leave him on the waiver wire.
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 10:41:00 AM

Joel Rechlicz has been sent down to the AHL.

Rechlicz was on the ice for 2:57 minutes in the Islanders' 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. He'll probably get another stint in the NHL before the 2009-10 season is done.
Wed, Oct 7, 2009 10:24:00 AM

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