TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 18: Mark Fraser #45 of the Toronto Maple Leafs dives for the puck as Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders passes to teammate Kyle Okposo #21 during NHL game action April 18, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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