New York Islanders
Minnesota Wild
Joel Rechlicz
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JoelRechlicz
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 220
BIRTHDATE: 06/14/1987
AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Brookfield, WI, USA
DRAFTED: undrafted

-Sparred with Tom Kostopoulos for his first NHL fight, 3/12 at MTL
-Played in his first NHL game, 3/5 vs. NYR
-Recorded his first NHL assist/point and dished out three hits in his NHL debut
*Season Highs:
-G: 0, A: 1 (3/5 vs. NYR), P: 1 (3/5 vs. NYR)
-TOI: 7:23 (3/20 at CAR), +/-: +1 (twice, m.r. 4/11 vs. PHI), SOG: 2 (twice, m.r. 4/9 at PIT)
-PIM: 17 (4/7 at CAR), Hits: 6 (4/4 vs. TBL), Blocked Shots: 1 (three times, m.r. 3/28 vs. PHI)
*Shootout Statistics:
-2008-09: 0-0 (N/A), Career: 0-0 (N/A)

LAST SEASON

Made NHL debut and recorded his first NHL assist/point on Mar. 5 vs. NY Rangers...Engaged in first NHL fight (Tom Kostopoulous) on Mar. 12 at Montreal...Recorded 12 penalty minutes in four games with Bridgeport (AHL)...Earned an assist and 110 penalty minutes in 45 games with Utah (ECHL).

CAREER

2007-08: Played in 25 games with Albany (AHL), earning one assist...Also appeared in 25 games with Kalamazoo (IHL), scoring one goal...Signed by the Islanders as an undrafted free agent on May 6.

JUNIOR

2006-07: Split season between Chicoutimi (QMJHL) and Chicago (UHL).

2005-06: Split season between Des Moines (USHL), Indiana (USHL) and Gatineau (QMJHL).

2004-05: Recorded one assist and 29 penalty minutes in three games with Santa Fe (NAHL).

MILESTONES

1st NHL Game: 3/5/09 vs. NY Rangers

1st NHL Goal: N/A

1st NHL Assist/Point: 3/5/09 vs. NY Rangers

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS

Most Goals: N/A

Most Assists: 1, 3/5/09 vs. NY Rangers

Most Points: 1, 3/5/09 vs. NY Rangers

Most PIM: 17, 4/7/09 at Carolina