PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 16: Beau Bennett #19 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his goal with Tyler Kennedy #48, Dustin Jeffrey #15 and Matt Niskanen #2 during the first period against the New York Rangers on March 16, 2013 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