CALGARY, AB - APRIL 20: Warren Peters #63, Curtis Glencross #20, Eric Nystrom #23, Adrian Aucoin #33 and Jim Vandermeer #4 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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