Caps extend Knuble

The Washington Capitals didn’t wait long to reward one of their veteran leaders for the spark he provided on the team’s march to their second consecutive Eastern Conference regular season title. Mike Knuble was given a one-year contract extension on Monday, as reported by Mike Vogel. According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, the deal is worth $2 million.

Knuble scored 9 goals in the Capitals final 13 games to give him 24 on the season.

The 38-year old had his first and only sip from the Stanley Cup in 1998 with the Detroit Red Wings, when they swept the Capitals in four games. After last spring’s playoff disappointment, it’s all about redemption for Knuble and the Caps this time around. Knuble will be looked to for his leadership and net-crashing play if the Capitals are to find success in the second season.