2011 NHL Entry Draft - Top Prospects Media Availability
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 23: Top draft prospects (back row L-R) Adam Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog, Dougie Hamilton, Seth Ambroz, Jonathan Huberdeau, Sean Couturier, (Front Row L-R) John Gibson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Murphy, Ryan Strome and Nathan Beaulieu pose for a group photo during the Top Prospects Media Availability as part of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Walker Arts Center on June 23, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/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