Saturday, June 18, 2011

Recchi Retires After Cup Win

After winning his third Stanley Cup this week, Mark Recchi has decided to call it a career in the NHL and what a career it was.  The Bruins forward played in 22 NHL seasons, played with Penguins, Flyers, Canadiens, Hurricanes, Thrashers, Lightning and Bruins, some of those stops on multiple occasions, scoring 577 goals and 956 assists for 1,533 points in 1,652 NHL games.  Recchi played in seven NHL All-Star Games, MVP in one game and is likely a shoe-in for the Hockey Hall of Fame in a few years.

Recchi had a very productive 2011 season, scoring 14 goals and 34 assists in 81 games for the Bruins, ranking him 137th overall in pool scoring, 101st among all forwards.  The 43-year old was a hockey pool regular, up until the very end.

Recchi was taken five times in the playoff pool (Box 17), tied for the box lead in scoring with 15 points.  He would have been a solid pick-up for most teams in the pool.

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