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Penguins name Recchi player development coach

Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Mark Recchi watches the Colorado Avalanche during a pre-game skate before an NHL hockey game in Denver on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Photo:

Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Mark Recchi watches the Colorado Avalanche during a pre-game skate before an NHL hockey game in Denver on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired seven-time All-Star Mark Recchi as the franchise's player development coach.

The 46-year-old Recchi will be in charge of working with prospects throughout the minor leagues as well as at the college and junior levels.

Recchi spent the last two years as a senior adviser with the Dallas Stars. He scored 577 goals during a 22-year career that included stints in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Montreal, Boston and Carolina. Recchi won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins, the Hurricanes and the Bruins. He retired after the 2011 season.

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