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Mark Recchi will become the 58th member of the Canadiens organization to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday

by Hugo Fontaine, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Mark Recchi made several stops in the NHL on his way to the Hockey Hall of Fame, but his stint in Montreal remains among his most memorable.

Mark Recchi has been keeping himself busy in his post-playing days. After taking a break to enjoy life when he retired as a player in 2011, he has made his way back to the NHL in recent years, notably by winning the Stanley Cup in the last two seasons as player development coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Prior to his recent back-to-back conquests, the last memory the hockey world had of him on the ice is of Recchi him lifting the Cup high above his head in a Boston Bruins uniform. That moment was a tough pill to swallow for some Canadiens fans, who might have found it hard to watch one of their former stars lifting hockey's holy grail while wearing the colors of one of their biggest rivals.

 

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