NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 14: Andrej Sustr #62 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils battle for the puck near the boards during the game at the Prudential Center on December 14, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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