CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 10: Dustin Butler, a University of Calgary goaltender warms up with the Vancouver Canucks before their game against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 10, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dustin Butler was called upon as a backup goalie to starting goalie Roberto Luongo since Cory Schneider is out due to illness. (Photo by Derek Leung/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