BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed forward Mark Recchi to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Recchi, a seven-time NHL all-star and two-time Stanley Cup Champion, is a veteran of 1490 NHL regular season games with 545 goals, 897 assists (1442 points) and 964 penalty minutes over 20 seasons. Of his 545 goals, 186 have come on the power play and 83 have been game-winners. He has had 16 career 20-goal seasons, seven 30-goal seasons, four 40-goal seasons and one 50-goal season.
The 41-year-old Kamloops, BC native played in 18 regular season games for the Bruins after the trade deadline this year with 10-6=16 totals. In 11 playoff games with the Bruins Recchi posted 3-6=6 totals.
Recchi has played in 151 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, recording 50 goals, 73 assists and 123 points with 17 power-play goals and 10 game-winning goals. He won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 1991 and again with Carolina in 2006, where he was a teammate of current Bruins defenseman Aaron Ward.
Boston is the seventh different team Recchi has played for, having suited up for the Penguins, Flyers, Canadiens, Hurricanes, Thrashers and Lightning. Among active players, he ranks third in games played, fifth in goals, second in assists and second in points. He trails only Joe Sakic in both assists and points.
Recchi was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round (67th overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Bruins from the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 4, 2009 with a 2010 second round pick for Matt Lashoff and Martins Karsums.