A S S I S T A N T C O A C H
Mark Recchi is in his third season as
an assistant coach for the Penguins.
He works closely with the team’s
forwards and the power-play unit.
As the Penguins’ player development
coach from 2014-17, Recchi worked
with Pittsburgh’s prospects throughout
the organization from Wilkes-Barre/
Scranton to the junior and college ranks.
Two of the players Recchi worked with at
WBS, Jake Guentzel and Carter Rowney,
played huge roles in Pittsburgh’s 2017
Stanley Cup championship run.
Recchi enjoyed a 22-year NHL playing
career that began with the Penguins in
1988-89 and wrapped up with the Boston
Bruins in 2010-11. In that span, Recchi
accumulated 577 goals and 1,533 points
in 1,652 contests, numbers that earned
him enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of
Fame as a member of the Class of 2017.
A seven-time NHL All-Star, Recchi won three
Stanley Cup championships as a player: 1991
with Pittsburgh; 2006 as a member of the
Carolina Hurricanes; and 2011 with Boston.
He added his name to the Cup two more
times as a Penguins executive in 2016 and ’17.
G O A L T E N D I N G C O A C H
Mike Buckley is in his third season as the
Penguins goaltending coach after spending
the previous four seasons as Pittsburgh’s
goaltending development coach.
Buckley played a crucial role in Pittsburgh’s
back-to-back Stanley Cup championship
runs, serving as an eye in the sky and
traveling with the club both years.
His finest work thus far has been guiding
the development of Matt Murray from top
prospect to the first goalie in NHL history
to win the Stanley Cup-clinching game
twice as a rookie. Before Murray became
a star at the NHL level, Buckley worked
with him as a first-year pro in 2014-15,
when Murray was the AHL’s Rookie of
the Year and Goaltender of the Year.
In Buckley’s four seasons as
goaltending development coach, the
finished with the lowest goals-against
average in the league three times.
Following a four-year college career at
UMass-Amherst that ended in 2000, Buckley
played five seasons of professional hockey
from 2000-05, including parts of three
campaigns with the Mississippi Sea Wolves
and Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL.
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