ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Matt Beleskey #39 of the Anaheim Ducks checks Ryan Jones #28 of the Edmonton Oilers from behind in the first period during the NHL game at Honda Center on April 8, 2013 in Anaheim, California. Beleskey received a two-minute minor for boarding on the play. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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