Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Caps Sign Knuble

After George McPhee said he wasn't going to do much, the Washington Capitals have signed Mike Knuble to a two year/$5.6 million contract ($2.8 million per). This signing comes just moments after Donald Brashear signed with the New York Rangers for a two year contract.

Knuble will bring a strong presence in front of the net. He brings a lot strength and size to the forward line as well as some soft hands and nose for loose pucks. Knuble had 27 goals and 47 points for the Flyers last year. He has scored at least 21 goals in each of the last six seasons and was a member of the Stanley Cup winning Red Wings in '98.

Knuble will make roughly the same amount of money he made in Philadelphia, $2.8 million last season.

According to the Caps PR, Alex Ovechkin is thrilled about the signing and called "asking for Knuble's phone number."

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