UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 06: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars scores at 5:01 of the first period against the New York Islanders and is joined by Brenden Dillon #4 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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