MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 28: Stand-up comic Michel Mpambara, spokesman of the fourth annual Bell 'Let's Talk' day to raise awareness around mental health issues, gives a flyer to a young fan of the Montreal Canadiens, before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes during the NHL game on January 28, 2014 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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