RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Brett Sutter #42 of the Carolina Hurricanes attempts a wrap around as Nik Antropov #80 of the Winnipeg Jets defends during an NHL game on November 25, 2011 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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