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Mark Recchi
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Mark Recchi

June 2011

After winning a third Stanley Cup with a third different team, Mark Recchi hung up his skates at age 43 -- 22 years after entering the NHL with the Penguins. Drafted in the fourth round (67th overall) in 1988, he went on to play 1,652 regular season games for seven teams, scoring 577 goals (12th all time) and 1,533 points. He tacked on another 147 points in 15 postseasons and won the Cup with Pittsburgh in 1991 and Carolina in 2006, keeping his promise to retire should the Bruins win it in 2011, which they did in seven games over the Vancouver Canucks. In the process, Recchi became the oldest man to score a goal in a Stanley Cup Final.

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