NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 19: Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates a goal with teammates on the bench during the first period against the New York Rangers at the Prudential Center on March 19, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/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