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Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
235 lb (107 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Washington Capitals
Philadelphia Flyers
Detroit Red Wings
New York Rangers
Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of the United States American & Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 4 1972 (1972-07-04) (age 37),
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
NHL Draft 76th overall, 1991
Detroit Red Wings
Pro Career 1995 – present

Michael "Mike" Knuble (pronounced Ki-noo-bul; born July 4, 1972) is a Canadian American professional ice hockey right winger who plays for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Raised in Kentwood, Michigan, Knuble was drafted 76th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He played the next four years at the University of Michigan and was given Second Team CCHA All-Star honors in 1994 and 1995 and NCAA West All-American Team honors in 1995. Following his collegiate career, he made his professional debut in the 1995 Calder Cup playoffs with the Adirondack Red Wings. He spent the entire 1995–96 season and most of the 1996–97 season with Adironack before making his NHL debut in Detroit, playing 9 regular season games in 1996–97. Detroit won the Stanley Cup that season, but Knuble's name wasn't engraved on the Cup since he had not played enough games. However, Detroit repeated as Cup Champions in 1997–98, his first full season in the NHL, and though he only played three playoff games, his name was engraved on the Cup. Knuble was included on both Stanley Cup winning team pictures in 1997 and 1998.

Prior to the 1998–99 season, Detroit traded Knuble to the New York Rangers for a 2000 2nd round draft choice (Tomas Kopecky). Knuble played in all 82 games with the Rangers that season, recording 15 goals and 20 assists. With a month to go in the 1999–2000 season, the Rangers traded him to the Boston Bruins for Rob DiMaio. After posting 20 points in 82 games in 2000–01 and 14 points in 54 games in 2001–02, Knuble found himself playing left wing on a line with Joe Thornton and Glen Murray beginning in 2002–03. He scored 30 goals and 29 assists in 75 games, good for third on the Bruins. After another solid season in 2003–04, 21 goals and 25 assists in 82 games, Knuble signed with the Philadelphia Flyers in the off-season. He played for Linköpings HC of the Elitserien during the 2004–05 NHL lockout, scoring 26 goals and assisting on 13 others in 49 games.

When the lockout came to an end, Knuble was slotted to play right wing on a line with Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg, a line which was later nicknamed the Deuces Wild Line. He responded with his best season as a pro in 2005–06, recording career highs in goals (34), assists (31), and points (65). On pace to duplicate his numbers despite his team's poor season in 2006–07, Knuble's season was nearly cut short after a collision with Rangers forward Brendan Shanahan. After missing a month of action he returned to the ice and finished with 24 goals and 30 assists in 64 games and brought his plus/minus to +2, Knuble being one of two Flyers (Gagne being the other) to finish with a plus rating.

Knuble recorded his first career hat trick on February 2, 2008, scoring all the goals in a 3-0 Flyers win over the Anaheim Ducks. Knuble netted his first career playoff overtime goal on April 17, 2008, scoring the winner during the second overtime of the Flyers 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals. He has traveled to schools in New Jersey and Philadelphia teaching kids about hockey in his free time.

On July 1, 2009, he signed a 2 year deal worth $2.8 million a season with the Washington Capitals.

Awards

Career statistics

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Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 University of Michigan CCHA 43 7 8 15 48
1992–93 University of Michigan CCHA 39 26 16 42 57
1993–94 University of Michigan CCHA 41 32 26 58 71
1994–95 University of Michigan CCHA 34 38 22 60 62
1994–95 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 3 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 80 22 23 45 59 3 1 0 1 0
1996–97 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 68 28 35 63 54
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 1 0 1 0
1997–98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 53 7 6 13 16 3 0 1 1 0
1998–99 New York Rangers NHL 82 15 20 35 26
1999–2000 New York Rangers NHL 59 9 5 14 18
1999–2000 Boston Bruins NHL 14 3 3 6 8
2000–01 Boston Bruins NHL 82 7 13 20 37
2001–02 Boston Bruins NHL 54 8 6 14 88 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Boston Bruins NHL 75 30 29 59 45 5 0 2 2 2
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 82 21 25 46 32 7 2 0 2 0
2004–05 Linköpings HC SEL 49 26 13 39 40 6 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 34 31 65 80 6 1 3 4 8
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 64 24 30 54 56
2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 29 26 55 72 12 3 4 7 6
2008–09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 27 20 47 62 6 2 1 3 2
NHL totals 820 215 214 429 494 41 8 11 19 18

International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1995 United States WC 6 1 2 3 2
1999 United States WC 6 0 0 0 10
2001 United States WC 9 2 0 2 2
2005 United States WC 7 4 2 6 8
2006 United States Oly 6 1 1 2 4
Senior int'l totals 34 8 5 13 26

External links

  • Mike Knuble's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Mike Knuble's biography at Legends of Hockey
  • Mike Knuble's NHL player profile
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