BOSTON, MA - MAY 19: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Boston Bruins skates with the puck past Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 19, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/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