Friday, January 25, 2013

1,000 Point NHL Player Autographs - #12 Mark Recchi

Does Mark Recchi deserve to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

I've asked this to various people over the years. Most people quickly think of reasons why he shouldn't be inducted to the HHOF but here is a list of why he should be:

  • 3 Stanley Cup Championships (1991, 2006, 2011)
  • 50+ Goal Scorer (1992-93)
  • 100+ Point Scorer (3 times)
  • All-Star Game MVP (1996-97)
  • 12th Highest Scorer in NHL History
  • 500+ Career Goals
  • 900+ Career Assists
  • 1,500+ Career Points
  • 1,600+ Career Games
  • Finalist for Lester B. Pearson Trophy as NHLPA MVP

With 1,533 points (577 goals, 956 assists) in 1,652 games, Mark Recchi is the 12th highest scorer in NHL history. An exceptionally consistent player over his career, Recchi was known for his no-nonsense attitude, top level skill, and his distinctive skating style.

From 2002-03 In The Game Be A Player comes this hard-signed autograph of Mark Recchi during one of his stints with the Philadelphia Flyers. A three-time winner of the Bobby Clarke Trophy as the Flyers MVP, Recchi will become eligible for HHOF induction in 2014.


S├ębastian Hell said...

I think he'll make it.

He's one of those guys who are on the fence for me, but I'd rather see him in there than Sundin, Lindros or Larry Murphy.

On the other hand, while extremely consistent, he was never dominant - no one ever said 'oh, I hate playing against (whatever team) because Recchi's in it' - it was Lemieux, Jagr, Lindros, Koivu, Staal, Bergeron, even Lucic...

Also, while he is close to a point-per-game player, he didn't quite make it.

Brad's Blog said...

I hope he gets in, I'm a big Flyers fan and he was extremely consistent for the team for years!