WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 28: Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets leaves the ice after taking the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Nashville Predators at the MTS Centre on January 28, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Trouba and his teammates donned commemorative jerseys in honor of Rick Rypien and the Hockey Talks Mental Awareness Initiative. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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