NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 17: An overall view of the locker room of the New Jersey Devils displaying the red white and green retro jerseys they will be wearing tonight when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Prudential Center on March 17, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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