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Capitals Extend Knuble

ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals have signed Mike Knuble to a one-year contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A 6’3”, 227-pound right wing, Knuble (kuh-NOO-buhl) recorded 40 points (24 goals, 16 assists) and 36 penalty minutes while playing in 79 games with the Capitals this season. The 38-year old, who ranked third on the team in goals, became the eighth active player in the league to have scored at least 20 goals in eight straight seasons. Knuble finished the season with 13 points (nine goals, four assists) in his last 14 games and his 24 goals were the third-most for all players aged 35 and older, trailing only Martin St. Louis (31) and Teemu Selanne (31).

Last season, Knuble collected 53 points (29 goals, 24 assists) and 23 penalty minutes in his first year with Washington. He ranked fourth on the team in goals and registered his fifth 50-plus-point season in his career.

added 10:25am, $2M per Pierre LeBrun tweet.

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Nathan's avatar

Hard to believe Knuble is 38 already. I remember when he was a young guy scrapping to make it to the big club and then rotating in and out of the lineup all season when the Wings went back-to-back, kind of a victim of all the depth those teams had. But long-term, his development was obviously best served to get out of Detroit and get a chance to play more. Seems like a really nice guy, hopefully he sticks around for a few more years and has some good success.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 04/11/11 at 11:22 AM ET

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