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Flyers v. Blues - Mark Recchi
PHI2001031301 -13 MARCH 2001 - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA: Flyers Mark Recchi (8) acknowledges the kudos of his fans for scoring his 1000th goal as Philadelphia hosts St. Louis in an evening game at the First Union Center on March 13, 2001 in Philadelphia. mk/ja/Jon Adams UPI
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Mark Louis Recchi (born February 1, 1968) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL), serving as an alternate captain. Currently, he is the oldest active player in the NHL and is the active leader in points scored and games played (currently 12th all-time in points and 4th all-time in games). He is also one of two active NHL players who were drafted in and played in the NHL in the 1980s (Mike Modano is the other), and one of only two players born in the 1960s to still be active in the NHL (the other is Dwayne Roloson).

Recchi played his junior hockey for the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League. His number 8 was retired by the team shortly after he left for the NHL. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins, first playing in the NHL 1988, and was a key player in their Stanley Cup winning side in 1991.

The following season he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers as part of a deal that brought Rick Tocchet and Kjell Samuelsson to Pittsburgh. He played for Philadelphia from 1992 to 1995 as part of the "Crazy Eights" line, including a 53-goal, 70-assist, 123-point season in 1992–93, still the Flyers single-season point scoring record. In 1995, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in a deal for Éric Desjardins, Gilbert Dionne, and John LeClair, but was reacquired by the Flyers for the 1998–99 season, and was consistently among their top scorers.

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