WCHA First All-Star Team (1971) WCHA - Most Valuable Player (1971) NCAA West First All-American Team (1971) AHL First All-Star Team (1973)
Signed as a territoral exemption by Montreal from Peterborough (OHA), September, 1971. Traded to Atlanta by Montreal for Atlanta's 3rd round choice (Pierre Lagace) in 1977 Amateur Draft, May 29, 1973. Traded to Vancouver by Atlanta for Gerry Meehan, March 9, 1975.
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