CHICAGO, IL - MAY 9: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks walks out to the ice, as teammate Brent Seabrook #7 follows behind, before Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Minnesota Wild during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 09, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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