Does Mark Recchi Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

In this episode we consider whether or not Mark Recchi should have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. You can listen here:

Jagr, Recchi, Joe Hall

Mark Recchi’s Career:

  • 1988-2011: 22 seasons, 21 quality
  • Totals:
    • 577G (21st),
    • 956A (15th) for
    • 1533P (12th) in
    • 1652 games (5th),
    • 0;
    • 147.5 PS;
    • 17th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Per Game:
    • 19:00 ATOI (since 1999)
  • In his draft class (1988), Recchi, drafted 67th overal is
    • 1st in Games,
    • 2nd in Goals,
    • 1st in Assists and Points
  • Era: Of the 26 players to play in at least 1250 games between 1988 and 2011, Recchi is
    • 5th in Goals
    • 9th in GPG
    • 2nd in Assists and
    • 3rd in APG
    • 3rd in Points and
    • 6th in PPG
    • 5th in OPS and
    • 6th in PS
  • 82 game average: 29G, 48A for 76P, 0.
  • 3 year peak (’91-’94): 82 game average of 45G, 63A for 108P, -7.
  • Possession (since 2007-08):
    • 48.7 CF%,
    • -1.4CF%Rel,
    • 48.3FF%,
    • -2 FF%Rel
  • Playoffs:
    • 61G,
    • 86A for
    • 147P,
    • +9;
    • 18:23 ATOI* in
    • 189 Games
    • Era: Of the hundreds of skaters to play in 82 games between 1988 and 2011, Recchi is
      • 8th in Goals
      • 40th in GPG
      • 18th in Assists
      • 47th in APG
      • 9th in Points
      • 37th in PPG
      • 77th in Plus/Minus
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 590G (23rd),
      • 979A (12th) for
      • 1569P (9th).
      • Adjusted 82 game average: 29G, 49A for 78P.
      • Per Game: Not in the Top 25; However, if the qualifier is set at 1,230 games (15 seasons), Recchi is
        • 23rd All Time in Adjusted APG
        • 21st All Time in Adjusted PPG
    • VsX:
      • 582G
      • 1,035A (19th All Time)
      • 1,438P (15th All Time)
      • Per Game: Not in the Top 25
  • Trades:
    • Traded at 24 with Brian Benning (25) and a 1992 1st Rounder (Jason Bowen) to Philadelphia for Rick Tocchet (27), Kjell Samuelsson (33), Ken Wregget (27)and a 1993 3rd Rounder (Dave Roche)
    • Traded at 27 with a 1995 3rd Rounder (nobody) to Montreal for Eric Desjardins (25), Gilbert Dionne (24) and John LeClair (25)
    • Traded at 31 to Philadelphia for Dainius Zubrus (20), a 1999 2nd Rounder (Matt Carkner) and a 2000 6th Rounder (nobody)
    • Traded at 38 to Carolina for Niklas Nordgren (26), Krys Kolanos (24) and a 2007 2nd Rounder (nobody)
    • Traded at 41 with a 2010 2nd Rounder (nobody) to Boston for Matt Lashoff (22) and Martins Karsums (23)

Mark Recchi’s Accomplishments:

  • Top 5 in Calder Voting (‘90)
  • Top Player:
    • Top 10 Forward (by OPS) three times (‘91, ‘93, ‘00)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 10 in Goals once
    • Single-season totals:
      • 50 goals once,
      • 40 goals five times,
      • 30 goals seven times,
      • 25 goals twelve times,
      • 20 goals sixteen times (one of only 17 players ever);
  • Assists:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led league in Assists once,
      • Top 5 twice,
      • Top 10 four times
    • APG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in APG once,
      • Top 10 three times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 70 assists twice (one of only 3 wingers ever),
      • 60 assists four times (one of only 4 wingers ever),
      • 50 assists seven times (one of only 5 wingers ever),
      • 40 assists twelve times (one of only 4 wingers ever);
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Points three times,
      • Top 10 four times
    • PPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in PPG once,
      • Top 10 in PPG thrice
    • Single-season totals:
      • 120 points once (Flyers single season record),
      • 110 points twice,
      • 100 points three times,
      • 90 points five times,
      • 80 points six times,
      • 70 points ten times,
      • 60 points fifteen times (one of only 12 players ever),
      • 50 points seventeen times (one of only 17 players ever).
  • All Star:
    • 2nd All-Star Team,
    • Seven All Star Games
  • VsX:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 138th All Time
      • Assists: 49th All Time
      • Points: 47th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 108th All Time
      • Assists: 40th All Time
      • Points: 35th All Tim3

Mark Recchi’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Best Forward on one final four(’00 Flyers),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Champion (’91 Pens),
    • Top 6 Forward on one Champion (’06 Canes),
    • Top 9 Forward on one Champion (’11 Bruins) and one final four (’04 Flyers);
  • World Championships:
    • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one Champion (’97 Canada);
  • WJCs:
    • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one WJC Champion (’88 Canada).

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