RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 19: A participant has her head shaved to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in an effort to raise money for childhood cancer research on Cancer Awareness Night, prior to an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers at PNC Arena on March 19, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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