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The Daily: Son of Former Red Wings Forward Knuble Turning Heads for Philly; Ivan Ivan Signs With Colorado

Cole Knuble’s dad Mike launched NHL career in Detroit

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Cole Knuble, the son of former Red Wings forward Mike Knuble, is impressing his new NHL club the Philadelphia Flyers.

The World Junior Summer Showcase recently was wrapping up in Plymouth, Michigan and one of the stars of the show was the son of a former Detroit Red Wings player. Forward Cole Knuble, a Philadelphia Flyers prospect, was among those who were turning heads at the international tournament.

Playing for USA Hockey, Knuble is the son of longtime NHL forward Mike Knuble. From Grand Rapids, Michigan, the elder Knuble was an NHL star with the Flyers but he got his NHL start with the Red Wings in 1996-97. In fact, his NHL debut came in the infamous March 26, 1997 game between Detroit and the Colorado Avalanche.

Red Wings fans will also recall that Cole Knuble was an attendee last summer at the club’s development camp. He was chosen 103rd overall by Philadelphia in the 2023 NHL entry draft. Cole Knuble will be playing college hockey this season at Notre Dame.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Reports out of Russia are indicating that 2022 Detroit draftee Dmitri Buchelnikov will be going on loan in the KHL from SKA St. Petersburg to HC Sochi
  • Longtime NHL goalie Gilles Gilbert died Sunday. He was 74. Gilbert finished his career by playing three seasons for the Red Wings from 1980-83
  • Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson was struck by a car while riding a scooter in traffic on the night prior to a game in Detroit last season
  • The Erik Karlsson trade could be opening an NHL door for former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic

Red Wings Offseason

Forward Ivan Ivan is signing an AHL contract with the Colorado Eagles, top farm club of the Colorado Avalanche. The MVP of the QMJHL’s Cape Breton Eagles last season, you’ll remember that Ivan was a free-agent attendee for the Red Wings rookie tournament in Traverse City last fall. Detroit fans might even get an early look at Ivan this fall. Colorado is opening the AHL regular season on Oct. 13 at Van Andel Arena against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

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