After three seasons with the Washington Capitals, Mike Knuble, 39, was informed Wednesday by GM George McPhee that he would not be resigned.
In is three years in D.C., Knuble tallied 59 goals and 52 assists. This past season was not up to par though, scoring only 18 points during the regular season. While playing on the fourth line during the year, Knuble also added only three points in the 2012 playoffs.
The Canadian right winger has told reporters that he would like to continue playing in the NHL, and that he was not surprised to be released by the Caps.
Washington will stick in Knuble’s memory as the place where he tallied his 500th point along with the home of his 1,000th career game, which took place December 20th, 2011.
The former Yanick Dupre winner released a note of thanks to fans via twitter stating:
“To Caps fans everywhere: thanks for an awesome 3 yrs in DC. We loved living and playing here. Great teammates, great friends. We'll miss it.”