PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 12: Tom Pyatt #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning moves the puck up ice in front of Steve Sullivan #26 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 12, 2012 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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