Kentwood native Mike Knuble is adding another historical marker to his record book.
Knuble played in his 1,000th career NHL game on Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators. Knuble's Washington Capitals team beat the Predators 4-1.
The 14-year NHL veteran started his NHL career in 1997 playing for the Detroit Red Wings. Reaching the 1,000 game mark is a feat Knuble never thought he'd get to.
Knuble's teammates and the Capitals honored him with a pre-game ceremony. He received a silver stick and a Tiffany crystal - courtesy of the NHL.
“It’s a very flattering moment,” Knuble said. “But I’m glad to see it carried over to the game — we came out pretty well. It was a great win for us tonight.”
Knuble graduated from East Kentwood high school and helped lead the Falcons to a hockey state title.
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