Mike Knuble will be back next season. The Washington Capitals announced a one-year contract extension for the 6’3, 223-lb power forward, meaning the Caps will still have his veteran leadership in the locker room and his physical presence in front of the enemy goal for another season. ESPN is reporting the deal is for $2 million. Knuble will be 39 when the 2011-12 season begins, his 15th in the NHL.
Knuble in his office
The burly right-winger is 32 games from 1,000 in his career, a milestone he could reach before New Year’s. The Michigan alum just finished his 8th straight season of 20 goals (24) and 40 points, which is every season after his 30th birthday, and he is showing few signs of slowing down. In fact, Knuble is heating up just as the playoffs are starting, as he posted 9 goals and 13 points in the last 14 games of the season. Knuble’s career includes stops in Detroit, Manhattan, Boston, and Philadelphia, and he has 268 goals, 522 points, and one Stanley Cup ring so far.
We’re glad to have you back, Mike.