WCHA First All-Star Team (1960, 1961) NCAA West First All-American Team (1960, 1961) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1961) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1961)
Rights traded to Minnesota by Montreal for cash, June 7, 1967. Died of concussion vs. California (January 13, 1968), January 15, 1968.
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