LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 28: Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche brings the puck up the ice ahead of Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings during their preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/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