|Assets:||Has tremendous size and the ability to play the enforcer role, especially at lower levels. Can be an effective force along the boards, as well. Likes to intimidate opponents.|
|Flaws:||Can at times play well over the edge, which can limit his ice time (especially at the highest level) if his penalties hurt his own club. Doesn't have great skating or puck skills.|
|Career Potential:||Part-time enforcer.|
|9/30/2013||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|9/29/2013||Placed on waivers by the Washington Capitals.|
|6/26/2013||Re-signed by the Washington Capitals to a one-year two-way contract.|
|4/02/2013||Acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|4/02/2013||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|7/12/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a one-year contract.|
|2/14/2012||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/13/2012||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|2/04/2012||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|1/30/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals to a one-year entry-level contract.|
|1/30/2012||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|9/23/2011||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|9/11/2011||Invited to training camp by the Washington Capitals.|
|9/23/2010||Released from training camp ans assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|9/16/2010||Invited to training camp by the Washington Capitals.|
|7/29/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Hershey Bears to a one-year contract.|
|7/16/2010||Cleared waivers and his contract was terminated by the New York Islanders.|
|4/12/2010||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|4/11/2010||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|10/21/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|10/16/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|10/13/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|10/10/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|10/08/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|4/11/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|4/10/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|4/04/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|4/03/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|4/01/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/10/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/07/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/05/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|9/30/2008||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|5/06/2008||Signed by the New York Islanders to a three-year entry level contract.|
|4/02/2013||Phoenix Coyotes traded Joel Rechlicz to the Washington Capitals for Matt Clackson.|
|7/12/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|1/30/2012||Signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals.|
|8/06/2008||Signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders.|
Joel Rechlicz unlikely hero in shootout | 09/17/2013 10:44 AM
NewsJoel Rechlicz was an unusual choice as the Capitals' fourth shooter in Washington's 4-3 shootout victory over Philadelphia.
ImpactRechlicz has no goals, one assist, and 105 penalty minutes in 26 career NHL games. "He's an unsung hero," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "All you ever hear is that he's a great guy. He fights for his teammates all the time. I love that he scored but there aren't a lot of times you get to thank a guy. I asked him if he's any good at breakaways. He said, 'Yeah,' and I said, 'You're up.' He didn't even bat an eye. It's like he expected it. And when he scored it was like it was no big deal." Rechlicz told the story a little different, saying that he was "kind of in shock" after being picked by Oates. Either way, don't count on Rechlicz doing much offensively in 2013-14.
Capitals re-sign tough guy Joel Rechlicz | 06/26/2013 11:20 AM
NewsJoel Rechlicz has signed a one-year, two-way contract to remain with the Washington Capitals.
ImpactHe was acquired from Phoenix in April in exchange for fellow minor-leaguer Matt Clackson. In 40 AHL games with Portland and Hershey this past season, Rechlicz recorded no points and 154 penalty minutes.
Coyotes trade Joel Rechlicz to Capitals | 04/02/2013 1:19 PM
NewsPhoenix Coyotes trade Joel Rechlicz to Washington Capitals for Matt Clackson in a minor-league deal.
ImpactRechlicz will report the Caps' minor-league affiliate in Hershey. He's fourth-line type with a staggering 149 penalty minutes in 36 AHL games this season.
|Penalty Minutes||68||2008-09 (NYI)|
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