SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 21: Colin Fraser #24 of the Los Angeles Kings battles for control of the puck with Scott Gomez #23 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 21, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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