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Caps re-sign tough guy Rechlicz

Jun 26, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

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:

  1. kingcobraman - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    although not political correct , you got to love hockey fights…

    • bethgoesglobal - Jun 28, 2013 at 12:44 AM

      Unsportsman like or maybe unnecessary, but “Politically Incorrect” is definitely not the right term here (I do know what you mean though)

  2. watermelon1 - Jun 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    So now Ovechkin might not have to do EVERYTHING for the Caps. Thank goodness they got someone else to stand up to the teams continually getting away with cheap shots.

    • bethgoesglobal - Jun 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM

      Did I miss something? Exactly when has Ovi been the guy on the Caps to drop the gloves? Yes, now and then he may take a few swipes and he certainly knows how to lay out a massive check, but a fighter? Not so much

  3. withseidelinn - Jun 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    This guy’s brain must be friggin mush….

  4. devilsarethebest - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Hey Mike, can you block this idiot? Thanks.

  5. devilsarethebest - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Never mind, he’s gone. Thanks.

  6. kingcobraman - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    you talking to me… you must be talking to me there’s nobody else here… $*^@&*%

  7. devilsarethebest - Jun 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Nope, there was a guy that posted an ad to “make money online” but he was already taken down. I have no issue with your statement.

  8. kingcobraman - Jun 26, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    cool… always respected and cheered for the devils…especially against the rangers..

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