Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: 102 Days
Address: c/o Washington Capitals
Item Sent: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, 2010-11 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary
Item Received: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, 2010-11 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary. Both signed in black Sharpie.
Mike Knuble broke into the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings late in the 1996-97 season. He would win Stanley Cups with the Wings in each of his first two years (although his name was only engraved on the cup after the 1997-98 title). Since then he has made the rounds among some of the league's highest profile teams: the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, and now the Washington Capitals. He has transformed from a bruising young fourth-liner, to a top scorer (peaking with 65 points for the Flyers in 2005-06), to an elder statesman. Now 39 and battling through an injury-filled season in Washington, he is still trying to get back to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since his first two seasons in Hockeytown.