ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Mike Richards #10, Jake Muzzin #6, Matt Frattin #21, Jeff Carter #77 and Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate Frattin's first period goal against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on September 17, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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