DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 23: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars handles the puck against Carl Gunnarsson #36 of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the American Airlines Center on January 23, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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