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Mark Recchi Going into Flyers Hall of Fame

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Mark Recchi, Philadelphia Flyers (Photo courtesy of Flyers)
Mark Recchi (Photo provided by Flyers)

Mark Recchi, who played 10 of 22 NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.

The pregame ceremony will be held Jan. 27, when the Flyers play host to the Boston Bruins, the team from which Recchi retired in 2011.

Recchi scored 627 points (232 goals, 395 assists) in 602 games with the Flyers. Philadelphia was his home from 1991-95 and 1998-2004.

He holds the Flyers’ single-season record for points with 123 in 1992-93. He scored 53 goals and 70 assists in breaking Bobby Clarke’s record of 119 set in 1975-76.

Recchi shares a record with Clarke as the only Flyers to have multiple 100-point seasons. Clarke had three, Recchi had two.

“This is a tremendous honor and one I was not expecting to get the call for,” Recchi said in a statement.

“My time in Philadelphia meant a lot, still means a lot, to me and I am very thankful to be the next inductee into the Flyers Hall of Fame. Thank you to Dan [Hilferty, CEO], Keith [Jones, president] and the nomination and voting committees for this opportunity. I look forward to sharing this memory with my family, the fans, fellow Flyers Alumni and the entire Flyers organization.”

Stanley Cup Champion

Recchi, a native of Kamloops, British Columbia, was a small but quick left wing with a potent shot and superb puck-handling skills. 

“As a teammate of Mark’s, I can ensure that no one deserves this exclusive honor more than him,” Jones said in a statement. “January 27 will be an outstanding day for our franchise and for Mark and his family as we celebrate all his Flyers accomplishments.”

Recchi won five Stanley Cups, three as a player — 1991 with Pittsburgh, 2006 with Carolina and 2011 with Boston. He also won two Cups as a member of the Pittsburgh front office (2016-17).

The member of the Hockey Hall of Fame played 1,652 regular-season games and scored 1,533 points (577 goals, 956 assists). He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017. He will become the 28th member of the Flyers Hall of Fame.

“The Flyers Hall of Fame began with Ed Snider and our Flyers Alumni and has become so enriched to our organization that I am thrilled to see it grow with the induction of Mark Recchi,” CEO Dan Hilferty said in a statement.

“Mark’s 10 seasons with the Flyers were very special to our franchise and to the Flyers community as he was a part of so many iconic historic moments. We are all looking forward to January 27 when we can solidify Mark in our proud history.”

From the Flyers’ news release: The Flyers Hall of Fame selection process consists of a nomination committee and a voting committee. Each committee is comprised of current Flyers Hall of Fame members, Flyers alumni, members of the Flyers front office, broadcasters and members of the Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA).

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