ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 28: (L-R) Goaltender Darcy Kuemper #35 of the Minnesota Wild defends, as Ryan Suter #20 of the Wild and Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks battle for the puck in the first period at Honda Center on January 28, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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