Signed as a free agent by Mtl. Wanderers (NHA), January 12, 1914. Rights retained by Mtl. Wanderers after NHA folded, November 26, 1917. Claimed by Montreal from Mtl. Wanderers in Dispersal Draft, January 4, 1918. Transferred to Ottawa by Montreal for the remainder of the 1921-22 season as compensation for Montreal acquiring the rights to Sprague Cleghorn (November 26, 1921), January 6, 1922. 1923-24 Stanley Cup totals includes series with Calgary (WCHL) and Vancouver (PCHA).
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