Boston Bruins report card: No. 28 Mark Recchi
Name: Mark Recchi
Position: Right wing
Status: $1M salary UFA
Regular season, EV: 38.91% w/Patrice Bergeron and Marco Sturm, 14.02% w/Bergeron and Daniel Paille.
Regular season, PP: 34.04% w/David Krejci and Blake Wheeler
Playoffs, EV: 38.61% w/Bergeron and Paille, 26.94% w/Bergeron and Milan Lucic.
Playoffs, PP: 51.06% w/Bergeron and Krejci
The Good: Where to begin? Hustle; extra effort in every game; a Captain in-and-out of the locker room even without the “C” etched on his jersey; a leader by example…Recchi was an absolute stud all season long.
At age 42, Recchi was one player on the 2009-10 Boston Bruins roster who showed up to play every night. And there weren’t too many that did. The durable right winger played in 81 games this season, and was a healthy (rest) scratch for the Boston’s meaningless Game 82 against the Capitals. Recchi’s 43 points was fourth-best on the B’s roster; his 18 goals tied him for third-most; was one of 11 players on the positive side of the plus/minus (plus-4); and his eight power play goals topped the Black-and-Gold’s charts.
In 13 playoff games, the 20-plus year veteran continued to step-up his game as if he was 22 again — logging the second-most total ice time (TOI) of any Bruins forward with 253:20 (19:32 per game), the most power play time of any forward with over 37 minutes (2:50 avg./game), and chipped-in with top-5 forward minutes on the penalty kill (1:43 avg./game). No. 28 also compiled six goals (first), four assists, 10 points (T-3), three PPG’s (first), and 26 shots on goal throughout the post season.