|BIRTHPLACE:||Toronto, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||DET: 1991-76 overall|
|CCHA Second All-Star Team (1994, 1995) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1995) Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit for NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Tomas Kopecky) in 2000 Entry Draft, October 1, 1998. Traded to Boston by NY Rangers for Rob DiMaio, March 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Linkopings (Sweden), August 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2009. Signed to a PTO (professional try-out) contract by Grand Rapids (AHL), January 18, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, January 25, 2013.|
One of only three players to play all 82 games for PHI and finished fifth on the team in goals (27), tied for eighth in assists (20) and sixth in points (47) … Reached the 20-goal mark for the sixth time in his career and for the sixth consecutive season …Tied with Teemu Selanne for the most goals by any player 35 and older … The PHI nominee for the Masterton Trophy for perseverance and dedication to hockey … Had 34 points (17g-17a) against non-divisional opponents … Registered 10 points (5g-5a) against Washington’s Southeast Division opponents last year … Second on the club in GWGs (6) and third in PPGs (11) … Led the team in shooting percentage (15.6%) for players who took 85 or more shots … Scored 19 goals at home and eight
on the road … Averaged 18:10 TOI per game and 2:54 of power-play TOI per game… Had two assists 10/18 at SJ … Did not score his first goal of the season until the seventh game of the season, 10/24 at NJ, but then scored in five straight games (6g) from 10/24—11/2 … Streak included two goals at ATL (10/28) … Scored twice vs. DAL (11/24) … Had two goals vs. PIT (12/13) and scored at PIT (1/13) … Potted two goals vs. ATL (1/21) … Recorded goals in three straight games (at NYR, vs. BUF, vs. PIT) from 2/15—2/21 … His 11 multiple-point games were highlighted by a three-point outing (1g-2a) at BOS (3/3); game was also his 800th career NHL game … Played in all six ECQF Stanley Cup playoff games against PIT and had three points (2g-1a) …Scored goals in Games 5 and 6.
2007-08: Surpassed the 20-goal mark for the fifth time in his career … Was one of only two PHI players to play all 82 games … First on the team and tied for eighth in the NHL in PPGs (15) … Third on the team in power-play points (30) … Had a goal and an assist in the season opener at CGY (10/4) … Tallied three points (1g-2a) on both 11/21 and 11/28 at CAR … Had two goals at WSH (1/13) … Played in 700th career NHL
game and had an assist vs. FLA (1/16) … Posted first career NHL hat trick in a 3-0 victory against ANH (2/2) … Named NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the week ending 3/2 after posting eight points (3g-5a) in four games … Recorded a goal and an assist 3/28 at NJ … Ended regular season with goal and assist against PIT (4/6) … Played in Games 1-5 against WSH in the ECQF and had five points (2g-3a) … Scored in Game 3
and also scored the 2OT GWG in Game 4 … Injured his hamstring in Game 5 against WSH and did not play again until Game 4 of the ECSF against MTL, where he had an assist … Scored in Game 5 as PHI eliminated MTL … Played in all five games against PIT in the ECF. 2006-07: Flyers’ nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy … Scored at least 20 goals in a season for the fourth time in his NHL career … Was second on the team in goals (24), assists (30), points (54) and PPGs (10) … First on the team in shooting percentage at 15.0% … Missed a total of 18 games because of injury … Missed six games from 10/30—11/11 due to a broken middle finger on his left hand sustained against PIT (10/28) … Missed 12 games from 2/19—3/13 after sustaining a fractured right cheekbone and orbital bone 2/17 at NYR … Had two goals 10/14 at NJ … Scored a goal in four straight games from 11/25—12/2 and had a point (5g-1a) in six straight games from 11/22—12/2 … Notched his 300th career point, an assist on a GWG, at NYI (1/2) … Recorded two goals and an assist 2/1 vs. NJ and 2/8 vs. PIT … Registered at least a point (3g-5a) in five straight games from 2/8—2/17 … Had three points (1g-2a) vs. CAR (3/28) … Ended season with three points (1g-2a) vs. BUF (4/8). 2005-06: Only player to play all 82 games for PHI …Led club in PPGs (13) and shooting percentage (15.7%) … Second on the team in goals (34) and plus/minus rating (+25); third in points (65) … Set career highs in goals, assists (31) and points … Reached 30-goal mark for the second time in his NHL career … Scored a goal in the first game of the season 10/5 vs. NYR … Had a five-game point streak (5g-4a) from 10/28—11/8 that was highlighted by two goals at OTT (10/30) … Scored twice 11/12 vs. FLA and 12/17 at STL … Had at least a goal (6g) in five straight games from 12/15—12/23 … Was +8 without a minus rating in
14 straight games, from 12/22—1/17 … Tallied three points (1g-2a) vs. COL (1/13) … Scored twice 2/4 vs. NYR and 3/22 at NYR … Had two points in three straight games (at ATL, vs. NJ and at NYR) from 3/18—3/22 … Played in all six ECQF games against BUF and had one goal and three assists. 2004-05: Had 39 points (26g-13a) and 40 PIM in 49 games for Linkopings HC (Sweden), where he was a teammate of Brendan Morrison … Was first on the team in goals (tied for first in the league) and was third on the team in points (tied for eighth in the league). 2003-04: Recorded 46 points (21g-25a) in 82 games for BOS … Led Bruins in plus/minus at +19 and wasthird on the team in goals (21) … Recorded a plus or even rating through the first 14 games of the season (+9) … Notched the GWG with 1:48 left in the game at LA (10/18) as Boston rallied from a three-goal deficit to win 4-3 … Scored twice 10/19 at ANA… Had nine multiple-point games during the season and recorded a season-high three points (1g-2a) vs. SJ (11/6) … Had points (2g-4a) in five straight games from 1/3—1/12 … Scored goals in four straight games (4g-2a and +6 in that span) from 3/6—3/13 and scored OT GWGs at BUF (3/11) and vs. BUF (3/13) … Goal on 3/11 was his 20th of the season and his 100th of his career … Goal on 3/13 came in his 500th NHL game … Played in all seven ECQF Stanley Cup playoff games vs. MTL … Scored in Game 1 and delivered a game-tying goal with 30.7 seconds remaining in Game 4 (BOS won in OT). 2002-03: Played in 75 games for BOS and had a breakout year … Third on Bruins in goals (30) and tied for third in points (59) … Second on the team in plus/minus (+18) … Scored in the first game of the year 10/11 at MIN … Registered at least a point (3g-8a) and was +13 in the team’s eight straight wins from 11/9—11/30 … His four multiple-goal games came after 2/13 … Tallied four points (2g-2a) at FLA
(2/14); goals were scored at 0:10 and 0:27 of the first period making him the fastest player in NHL history to score two goals from the start of a game … Potted two goals at CHI (3/9) and also scored on his first career penalty shot (goalie: Jocelyn Thibault)… Had two goals at LA (3/22) and vs. BUF (4/5) … Played in all five ECQF Stanley Cup playoff games against NJ and recorded two assists. 2001-02: Played in 54 games
for BOS … Missed 13 games because of injury and did not dress for 15 games …Had 14 points (8g-6a) and 42 PIM … Ended the season with a plus/minus rating of +9 … Dished out two assists 11/15 vs. NJ … Registered three points (2g-1a) and was +4 at FLA (12/28) … Scored the GWG at FLA (3/23) … Played in two Stanley Cup playoff games against MTL. 2000-01: Played in all 82 games with BOS … Had 20 points
(7g-13a) … Had a goal and an assist vs. FLA (10/9), vs. PHI (12/19) and vs. OTT (3/8)… Scored the GWG vs. SJ (3/3). 1999-00: Split the season between the NYR (59 games) and BOS (14 games) … Registered 20 points (12g-8a) in 73 total games …Had 14 points (9g-5a) for NYR and six points (3g-3a) for BOS … Tallied a goal and an assist for NYR at TB (11/24) … Had two goals (including the GWG), one assist and was +3 for NYR at PIT (1/25) … Registered two points (1g-1a) for BOS at MTL (3/29). 1998-99: Played in all 82 games for the first time in his career for NYR … Had 35 points (15g-20a) … Had three points (1g-2a) vs. TOR (12/7) … Scored the GWG and added an assist 12/14 vs. CGY … Registered three points (2g-1a) vs. MTL (2/17) …
Had three points (2g-1a) and was +3 at WSH (3/4). 1997-98: Played in 53 games for DET as the Red Wings won their second straight Stanley Cup … Had 13 points (7g-6a) … Recorded his first career NHL assist on 10/3 at EDM … Registered his first NHL two-goal game on 10/22 at ANA … Played in three Stanley Cup playoff games for DET and had one assist. 1996-97: Played in nine games for DET, making his NHL debut on 3/26 vs. COL … Recorded his first NHL point/goal on 4/5 vs. TOR … Skated in 68 games for Adirondack (AHL) … Was second on the team in goals (28) and was third in assists (35) and points (63). 1995-96: Registered 45 points (22g-23a) and 59 PIM in 80 games for Adirondack in his first full professional season … Ranked fourth on the team in goals and fifth in points … Had one goal in three Calder Cup playoff games. 1994-95: Made his professional debut with Adirondack in the Calder Cup playoffs and was scoreless in three games.
Has represented the United States at five international events, including the 2006 Winter Olympics. 2006: Tallied one goal and one assist in six games for Team USA at the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. 2005: Recorded six points (4g-2a) in seven games at the World Championship … Tied for first on the team in points (six). 2001: Had two goals in nine games at the World Championship. 1999: Registered 10 PIM in six games at the World Championship. 1995: Had three points (1g-2a) in six games for Team USA at the World Championship.
Played four years at the University of Michigan (CCHA) and finished his career with 175 points (103g-72a) and 238 PIM in 157 games … Tied for eighth in school history with 103 goals … Fourth in school history with 48 PPGs … Ranks tied for seventh in school history with 14 GWGs … Played in three NCAA Frozen Fours. 1991-92: Voted most colorful rookie by the team’s booster club … Had 15 points (7g-8a) and 48 PIM in 43 games as team advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four. 1992-93: Voted Most Improved Player by his teammates … Registered 42 points (26g-16a) and 57 PIM in 39 games, as team advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four. 1993-94: Had 58 points (32g-26a) and 71 PIM in 41 games … Tied a school record with 21 PPGs in a
season … Named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team. 1994-95: Voted team MVP by his teammates … Recorded 60 points (38g-22a) and 62 PIM, as team advanced to NCAA Frozen Four … Led the NCAA in goals (38) … Tied the eighth-best mark in school history for goals in a season … Tied the fourth-best mark in school history for goals in a season by a senior … Tied a school record with eight GWGs … Named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team … Named to the NCAA West Second All-American Team.
Selected by Detroit in the fourth round, 76th overall, in the 1991 Entry Draft … Traded to the New York Rangers by Detroit in exchange for New York’s second-round draft choice in the 2000 Entry Draft (Tomas Kopecky), Oct. 1, 1998 … Traded to Boston by the New York Rangers in exchange for Rob DiMaio, March 10, 2000 … Signed with Philadelphia as a free agent, July 3, 2004 … Signed with Washington as a free agent, July 1, 2009.
Created the Mike Knuble Family Foundation … Supports a variety of children’s causes … Foundation raises money for the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich. (an independent research organization focusing on cancer, Parkinson and cardio-vascular disease research) … Enjoys playing golf … Calls playing in the 2006
Olympics his top hockey memory … Favorite spots in Washington, D.C., are the National Air and Space Museum and Old Town Alexandria.