WCHA First All-Star Team (1982, 1984) WCHA Second All-Star Team (1983) NCAA West First All-American Team (1984) AHL First All-Star Team (1985) Harry ``Hap'' Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1985) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (Outstanding Goaltender AHL) (1985)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993)
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, April 1, 1984. Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Traded to Boston by Dallas for Andy Moog to complete transaction that sent Gord Murphy to Dallas (June 20, 1993), June 25, 1993. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, June 29, 1994.
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