OTTAWA, CANADA - FEBUARY 4: Stephanie Richardson the wife of ex-NHL player Luke Richardson (not shown) poses for photo with some of the bracelets that are being sold as part of the Do It For Daron (DIFD) night to help raise awareness about teen suicide prior to the start of the NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on February 4, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/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