Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Recchi Steps into Hall of Fame

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Recchi Steps into Hall of Fame

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Mark Recchi's evening started with one of his childhood idols, Hall of Fame center Bryan Trottier, presenting him with his Hall of Fame plaque.

Through his 22-year career, Recchi played for the Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, Atlanta Thrashers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins.

His playing days ended on the perfect note, winning the Stanley Cup in 2011 in his home province after he and the Boston Bruins defeated the Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"I could not have asked for a better way to end my career, in British Columbia winning a championship for [Jacobs] for a team that hasn't won [the Stanley Cup] in 39 years," said Recchi, a native of Kamloops, British Columbia. "It's something I'm very proud of. What a great way to end my career. It was just incredible."

And then came the Monday enshrinement to the Hall of Fame for the current Penguins assistant coach, who, despite being an undersized winger, won three Stanley Cups, the other two with the Penguins and Carolina. …

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