posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 08:15 PM
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers announced Saturday the signings of free-agent right wings Mike Knuble and Turner Stevenson
to three-year contracts.
Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed by the team.
"Both are huge players, skate well and play physically,"
said Flyers general manager Bob Clarke. "Knuble is the better scorer of the two and
Stevenson is the more physical. They bring real good size to our forward crew."
The 31-year-old Knuble recorded 21 goals and 25 assists for 46 points in 82 regular-season games for the Boston Bruins in 2003-04. He was third on the
team in goals scored and first in plus/minus at plus-19.
In parts of eight NHL seasons with Detroit, the New York Rangers and Boston, Knuble has registered 101 goals and 107 assists for 208 points and 224
penalty minutes in 510 regular-season contests. He was a member of the Red Wings' Stanley Cup championship team in 1998 after being selected by
Detroit in the fourth round (76th overall) of the 1991 NHL draft.
The 32-year-old Stevenson had a career-high 14 goals and 13 assists for 27 points and 76 penalty minutes in 61 regular-season games for the New Jersey
Devils last season. He was held scoreless by the Flyers in the five games against New Jersey in their 2004 Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
In 613 career NHL regular-season contests over parts of 12 seasons with Montreal and New Jersey, Stevenson has posted 186 points (74 goals, 112
assists) and 924 penalty minutes. A first-round pick (12th overall) of the Canadiens in the 1990 NHL draft, he played for the Devils' 2003 Stanley Cup