Jun 26, 2013, 10:58 AM EST
Washington has re-signed noted pugilist Joel Rechlicz to a one-year, two-way deal, GM George McPhee announced on Wednesday.
Rechlicz, 26, split last season between AHL Hershey and Portland (he was acquired from Phoenix at the trade deadline).
Known as “The Wrecker,” Rechlicz appeared in three games for the Capitals during the 2011-12 season after forging a reputation as one of the toughest players in the AHL.
He racked up a whopping 267 penalty minutes in just 44 games with Hershey a year ago, fighting 17 times.
And here’s arguably his most famous tilt, against AHL Bridgeport’s Brett Gallant:
- Wild coach accuses Sharks of embellishment 24
- Lundqvist hooked after three first-period goals as Rangers’ woes continue 23
- Burke wants the Flames to be — yep, you guessed it — more ‘truculent’ 42
- Flames fire GM Jay Feaster 36
- Video: Projected rise in salary cap could have some players ‘licking their lips’ 19
- Discuss: Blackhawks score big on Rivalry Night on NBCSN 37
- Crosby: If I had to guess Thornton’s suspension, I’d say 10 games 83
- Cowen gets two-game suspension for hit on Girgensons 12
- Rangers must consider Callahan’s injury history in contract talks 13
- The Chip ‘n’ Chase: Outrage over hockey violence, Gary Bettman is a happy man, Darryl Sutter is awesome, and more! 33
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty (184)
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head (156)
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ (138)
- Pens put Orpik on IR (132)
- Orpik suffers from concussion, including memory loss (118)