Former Stanley Cup winners; (Top L-R) Martin St. Louis, Serge Savard, Guy Lafleur, Vincent Lecavalier, Jean Beliveau, Mike Modano (Bottom L-R) Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Dan Boyle, Henri Richard, Ryan Getzlaf, Dickie Moore and Scott Niedermayer pose together with the Stanley Cup before the 2009 NHL All-Star game at the Bell Centre on January 25, 2009 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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