DETROIT - JANUARY 26: Kienan Draper, son of Kris Draper #33 of the Detroit Red Wings, stands in between his father and his teammates Brad Stuart #23, Niklas Kronwall #55, Darren Helm #43 and Patrick Eaves #17 for the national anthem before an NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Joe Louis Arena on January 26, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals