On this week’s Broadway Hat Podcast, USA hockey legend Mike Knuble shared some great stories from his 16-year NHL career. Knuble played 1,068 NHL games, one of only 57 US-born players to hit the 1,000 games milestone. His 278 career goals are the 30th most of any US-born player in NHL history. On top of his NHL success, Mike represented the United States at the 2006 Winter Olympics and four World Championships.

Check out the full interview with Mike here.


Stanley Cup Champion

Knuble won the 1998 Stanley Cup with Detroit Red Wings

In just his second season in the NHL Knuble won the 1998 Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings. A team that was stacked with talent. Yzerman, Lindstrom, Fedorov, Shanahan, and more. Knuble helped the Red Wings capture their second consecutive Stanley Cup. He black aced during the 1997 playoffs following his rookie season.

Crazy Debut

The 25th anniversary of Knuble’s NHL debut just passed this last week and what a debut it was. Mike made his debut the same night as the famous “Fight Night at the Joe” brawl. In the interview he talked about those matchups against Colorado and how tough those games were.

Playing with Legends

PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 01: Mike Knuble (R) #22 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Nicklas Backstrom #19 and Alex Ovechkin #8 after scoring a goal against of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2ngrd period during the 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic at Heinz Field on January 1, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

Knuble played with some legends in his NHL career. His career started with those legendary Red Wings teams. Then following a trade to the New York Rangers he played with his childhood idol Wayne Gretzky. With the Bruins he teamed up with Joe Thornton and kick started eight consecutive seasons of 20 plus goals. In Philadelphia he played on the “Deuces Wild Line” with Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg. Following three great seasons with the Flyers he moved on to the Capitals. In Washington he teamed up with Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom forming one of the top lines in hockey.

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Kyle Hall

Kyle is a lifelong diehard New York Rangers fan and in 2020 took over as the teams beat writer for Belly Up Sports. Kyle hosts a NY Rangers podcast on the Belly Up Podcast Network called The Broadway Hat Podcast. Kyle also covers USA Hockey and is a credentialed media member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

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