Mike Knuble

Michael Rudolph Knuble (pronounced Ki-noo-bul; born July 4, 1972 in Toronto, Ontario) is an American professional ice hockey player. He plays right wing for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League (NHL). Raised in Kentwood, MI by his Latvian-American parents, 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 include on both Stanley Cup winning team pictures in 1997, and
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