VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 18: Mike Burnstein, head athletic trainer of the Vancouver Canucks, is surrounded by his staff before working his 1,500th NHL game at Rogers Arena March 18, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks played the Minnesota Wild. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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