Mark Recchi, the 17th Penguins member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Mark Recchi, the 17th Penguins member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Mark Recchi will add to his NHL legacy when he is enshrined into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 13, 2017 .

Recchi collected 1,533 points, which ranks 15th on the NHL’s all-time list. Over seven seasons with the Penguins, he played in 418 regular season and playoff games, where he scored 154 goals and 10 in the playoffs and won the first of his three Stanley Cup rings.

Reechi was drafted in the fourth round in 1988 by the Penguins, and made his debut against the Maple Leafs in Toronto. He scored his first NHL goal on January 20, 1989 against Winnipeg’s Pokey Roddick and would assist on eight other Penguins’ players first NHL goals, including Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

On January 26, 2007 against the Dallas Stars Marty Turco, Recchi became the third Penguins player to notch his 500th career goal with Pittsburgh  (Mario Lemieux and Joe Mullen).

In Game 6 of the 1991 Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Bruins, Recchi scored the game-winning goal to send Pittsburgh to its  first Stanley Cup Final.

Reechi will be the 17th person with a connection to the Penguins to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and is the seventh player from the Penguins’ first Cup-winning team to be enshrined in the Hall. He will join Lemieux, Ron Francis, Bryan Trottier, Paul Coffey, Mullen and Larry Murphy.

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By |2017-11-13T07:10:22+00:00November 10th, 2017|2017-18, Pittsburgh Hockey History, Pittsburgh Penguins|0 Comments

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James M. Kubus, editor of PittsburghHockey.net (in 1968 Pens' uniform)

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