Share with your Friends

Mark Recchi

Mark Recchi  #28

Right Wing
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: February 1, 1968
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Kamloops, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: PIT / 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (67th overall)
WHL West First All-Star Team (1988) IHL Second All-Star Team (1989) NHL Second All-Star Team (1992) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) Traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh with Brian Benning and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Jason Bowen) in 1992 Entry Draft for Rick Tocchet, Kjell Samuelsson, Ken Wregget and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Dave Roche) in 1993 Entry Draft, February 19, 1992. Traded to Montreal by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Martin Hohenberger) in 1995 Entry Draft for Eric Desjardins, Gilbert Dionne and John LeClair, February 9, 1995. Traded to Philadelphia by Montreal for Dainius Zubrus, Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Matt Carkner) in 1999 Entry Draft and NY Islanders' 6th round choice (previously acquired, Montreal selected Scott Selig) in 2000 Entry Draft, March 10, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 9, 2004. Traded to Carolina by Pittsburgh for Niklas Nordgren, Krys Kolanos and Carolina's 2nd round choice (later traded to San Jose, later traded to Philadelphia - Philadelphia selected Kevin Marshall) in 2007 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 25, 2006. Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from Pittsburgh, December 8, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 8, 2008. Traded to Boston by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (later traded to Florida - Florida selected Alexander Petrovic) in 2010 Entry Draft for Matt Lashoff and Martins Karsums, March 4, 2009. Officially announced his retirement, June 15, 2011.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016