Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joel Rechlicz
Joel Rechlicz was born on June 14, 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After his junior career with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL, he went undrafted, but was signed by the New York Islanders prior to the 2008-09 season after playing in the reestablished International Hockey League.

Rechlicz is known as "Wrecker" among fans and teammates and his style of play certainly lives up to that name. Appearing in just 17 games for the Islanders in 2008-09, Rechlicz established himself as a bonafide enforcer in the NHL, taking on such tough guys as Georges Laraque and Riley Cote amongst others.

On July 12, 2012, Rechlicz signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Phoenix Coyotes and would spend the majority of the 2012-13 in the AHL with the club's affiliate, the Portland Pirates, befor being traded back to the Washington Capitals on April 2, 2013 in exchange for forward Matt Clackson.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2004-05 Santa Fe Roadrunners NAHL 3 0 1 1 29
2005-06 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 2 0 0 0 4 -1
2005-06 Indiana Ice USHL 2 0 0 0 16 0
2005-06 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 3 0 0 0 17 0
2006-07 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 55 0 1 1 159 -2 1 0 0 0 2
2006-07 Chicago Hounds UHL 2 0 0 0 9
2007-08 Albany River Rats AHL 25 0 1 1 106 -1
2007-08 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 25 1 0 1 100 0
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 17 0 1 1 68 -1
2008-09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 4 0 0 0 12 0
2008-09 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 45 0 1 1 110 -17
2009-10 New York Islanders NHL 6 0 0 0 27 -2
2009-10 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 21 0 0 0 128 -3
2010-11 Hershey Bears AHL 28 1 0 1 132 -4
2011-12 Hershey Bears AHL 44 1 1 2 267 -4
2011-12 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 10 0
2012-13 Portland Pirates AHL 36 0 0 0 149 -7
2012-13 Hershey Bears AHL 4 0 0 0 5 0
NHL Totals 26 0 1 1 105


Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, May 6, 2008. Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), July 29, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Washington, January 30, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 11, 2012. Traded to Washington by Phoenix for Matt Clackson, April 2, 2013.