Just moments after helping the Boston Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since 1972 with a 4-0 victory against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 at Rogers Arena, the 43-year-old forward announced he is hanging up the blades.
Recchi, a three-time Stanley Cup champion, had 14 goals and 34 assists in 81 regular-season games and went 5-9-14 in 25 playoff contests.
Recchi was the second Bruin to hoist the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night after captain Zdeno Chara.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness