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Mark Recchi

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Mark Recchi played for his hometown Kamloops Blazers of the WHL. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1988 Mark would make his NHL debut during the 1988-89 season. In 90-91, Mark’s 40 goals and 113 points led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup championship when they defeated the Minnesota North Stars. During the 1993 season Recchi was dealt to the rival Philadelphia Flyers. Recchi joined a line with Brent Fedyk and Eric Lindros tagged the ‘Crazy Eights,’ and in 1992-93, he had a career high 53 goals and 123 points, setting a new Flyers single season scoring record. After four seasons with the Flyers, Recchi was traded to Montreal and was one of the Canadiens top producers until he was reacquired by the Flyers in 1999. During the 99-2000 season, Recchi finished third in scoring with 91 points 28 goals and 63 assists. Recchi and the Flyers went to the Eastern Conference Final but were defeated in the seventh game. At the trade deadline in 06, Mark would find himself being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes and would continue to win his second Stanley Cup championship when they defeated the Edmonton Oilers. Mark would then go on to play games for the Atlanta Thrashers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. With Tampa being out of playoff contention Mark was shipped of to the Boston Bruins. In what ended up being his final NHL season, Recchi and the Bruins went on a dream like run to the Stanley Cup final and eventually defeated the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup. It was the third championship for Recchi and put him on a list with only ten other players who won three cups with three different NHL teams. Recchi finished his career playing in 1,652 games, scoring 577 goals and 956 assists for 1,533 points. He was selected to play in seven All-Star Games. On the International stage Mark was included on Canada’s World Championship squad in 1990, 1993 and won a gold medal with the team in 1997. Mark Recchi was also a member of Canada’s Olympic ice hockey team in Nagano in 1998.

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