Mark Recchi earns major NHL honor

Well deserved for him.



He had a long and prosperous NHL career, a big portion of which was played in the City of Brotherly Love - and he's now being honored for it.

Mark Recchi is set to become the 28th member of the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame, and the ceremony will be prior to a game this upcoming season against the Boston Bruins, whom Recchi also played for. 

“The Flyers Hall of Fame began with Ed Snider and our Flyers Alumni and has become so enriched to our organization that I am thrilled to see it grow with the induction of Mark Recchi,” said Dan Hilferty, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Spectacor and Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers. “Mark’s 10 seasons with the Flyers were very special to our franchise and to the Flyers community as he was a part of so many iconic historic moments. We are all looking forward to January 27 when we can solidify Mark in our proud history.”

“As a teammate of Mark’s, I can ensure that no one deserves this exclusive honor more than him,” said Keith Jones, President of Hockey Operations. “January 27 will be an outstanding day for our franchise and for Mark and his family as we celebrate all his Flyers accomplishments.”

“This is a tremendous honor and one I was not expecting to get the call for,” said Recchi. “My time in Philadelphia meant a lot, still means a lot, to me and I am very thankful to be the next inductee into the Flyers Hall of Fame. Thank you to Dan, Keith and the nomination and voting committees for this opportunity. I look forward to sharing this memory with my family, the fans, fellow Flyers Alumni and the entire Flyers organization.”

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