Brother of Mike WCHA Second All-Star Team (1980) NCAA West First All-American Team (1980) AHL First All-Star Team (1984) AHL Second All-Star Team (1989) Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship AHL) (1989, 1990)
Traded to Edmonton by Winnipeg for future considerations, July 3, 1986. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 1987.
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