WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 19: Fans (L-R) Derek McMahon, Lucas Stout, and Darryl Chartrand cheer for the cameras as they make their way to the doors before the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators game on January 19, 2013 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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