OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1976) NHL First All-Star Team (1981) James Norris Trophy (1981)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981, 1982, 1985, 1993)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Toronto with George Ferguson for Dave Burrows, June 14, 1978. Traded to Winnipeg by Pittsburgh for Winnipeg's 1st round choice (Doug Bodger) in 1984 Entry Draft and future considerations (Moe Mantha, May 1, 1984), March 5, 1984. Named Assistant Coach by Washington, July 15, 2002.
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