Players with 1,500 or more NHL games played Rank Player Team(s) Seasons Games played Ref(s) 1 Gordie Howe: Detroit, Hartford: 26 1,767 2 Mark Messier: Edmonton, N.Y. Rangers, Vancouver: 25 Mark Recchi played in 1,652 games. In the City of Brotherly Love, Recchi joined a line with Brent Fedyk and Eric Lindros tagged the âCrazy Eights,â and in 1992-93, he enjoyed a career season with 53 goals and 123 points, setting a new Flyersâ single season scoring record.Among the many highlights on this playerâs sterling resume are three Stanley Cup championships with three different teams during a stellar 22-season NHL career.Mark Recchi played in 1,652 regular season games, fourth most in NHL history at the time. He led the NHL with 63 assists in 1999-2000, when he helped the Flyers reach the Eastern Conference Final. “He was a fireball. It was the third championship for Recchi, and positioned him as one of just ten players who had won the Stanley Cup with three different teams. Following his stint in Tampa Bay, Recchi spent the final three seasons of his career with the Boston Bruins, winning the Stanley Cup for a third time in 2010-11. The Flyers went to the Eastern Conference Final, but were eliminated in the seventh and deciding game.Mark Recchi, a Kamloops, British Columbia native born February 1, 1968, starred for his hometown Blazers of the Western Hockey League when he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1988. Chris Chelios played in 1,651 games, seventh-most in NHL history.
For consideration, a player must have played at least the equivalent of a. A little nuts and once he got close [to the edge] you’d … Most recently in the NHL with Boston Bruins. He was also just the eighth player to win a Stanley Cup championship in three different decades. Recchi was dealt to cross-state rivals the Philadelphia Flyers in February 1993. Additionally, Recchi was selected to play in seven All-Star Games, and was the most valuable player in 1997âs All-Star contest, He was named to the NHLâs Second All-Star Team in 1991-92.
Then, during the summer, he re-signed with the Penguins.In December 2007, Mark was claimed on waivers by Atlanta and finished the season with the Thrashers. Mark Recchi played for the IHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks for parts of two seasons from 1988-90 when the Lumberjacks were the IHL affiliate of the Penguins. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. © NHL 2019. And one of our choices has to be a no-brainer.When you get the biggest names in hockey together, a few interesting things are bound to be said. Here’s where the case is really made though. 15 Mark Recchi: 570 October 4, 1991 December 11, 1998 Streak ended due to a case of pneumonia that Recchi … He added two more goals in the third game of the series.During the 1999-2000 season, Recchi finished third in scoring with 91 points (28 goals and 63 assists) and was a finalist for the Lester B. Pearson Trophy as the leagueâs most valuable player as voted on by the players themselves. We asked a handful of retired stars, including a few newly minted Hall of Famers, how they think they'd fare if they laced up their skates today.With the 2016 inductions in the rearview, it's time to look at who's the best bet to get a call from the Hockey Hall of Fame next year. In the summer of 2008, Recchi signed on with the Tampa Bay Lightning as a free agent. Complete player biography and stats.
That season was lost to the leagueâs lock-out. His veteran presence aided the Lightning, but out of contention, the team traded Recchi to the Bruins at the trade deadline in March 2009. Paul Kariya surfs and goes to bed at 10. We know how NHL commissioner Gary Bettman feels about passing on Pyeongchang in 2018. After stints with the Atlanta Thrashers and Tampa Bay Lightning, Recchi was traded to the Boston Bruins on March 4, 2009. In his time as a Flyer, Recchi tied for 12th in total goals in franchise history with 232, is fifth all-time with 395 assists and ninth with 627 points. The moments come back immediately, even though it’s been nearly 30 years.