McKee replaces Chris Hartsburg, who is now the head coach of the USHL's Lincoln Stars.
The 36-year old McKee spent ten season with the Buffalo Sabres, three with the St. Louis Blues and one with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In Erie, he will oversee the team's defense and penalty kill.
Hear from McKee and Knoblauch tonight at 6:20 on JET 24 Action News.
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.