OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1980)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984)
Traded to Calgary by Pittsburgh for Dan Quinn, November 12, 1986. Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Craig Coxe and Tim Corkery for Mark Hunter, Doug Gilmour, Steve Bozek and Michael Dark, September 6, 1988. Traded to Philadelphia by St. Louis for Peter Zezel, November 29, 1988. Rights traded to Toronto by Philadelphia for Toronto's 3rd round choice (Vaclav Prospal) in 1993 Entry Draft, July 29, 1991.
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