Washington Capitals forward Mike Knuble will play in his 1,000th career game Tuesday against the Nashville Predators, joining 27 other active players who have reached that milestone (six of which have ties to the Caps: Roman Hamrlik, Jaromir Jagr, Jason Arnott, Sergei Gonchar, Andrew Brunette and Dainius Zubrus). The team will honor Knuble before Tuesday's game in a variety of ways. Details are beyond the jump.
Via a team release:
Capitals general manager George McPhee will join NHL Senior Vice President Jim Gregory, Knuble's wife Megan and their daughter Anna and sons Cam and Cole on the ice to honor Knuble. Both the NHL and Capitals organization will present Knuble with special gifts to commemorate his achievement and Capitals players will also make a surprise gift presentation.
All Capitals players will wear commemorative "Knuble" jerseys during the pregame warm-up, featuring number "22" on the back. These MeiGray authenticated jerseys will be auctioned off during the game at the MeiGray auction table on the concourse outside of section 109. In addition, all fans in attendance will receive Mike Knuble commemorative buttons when they enter Verizon Center.
So tomorrow's pregame line rushes will look like this: 22-22-22, 22-22-22, 22-22-22, 22-22-22. Seriously, kudos to Knuble for a lengthy and productive career thus far.