Played in NHL All-Star Game (1961, 1965)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, January 8, 1953. Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Harry Lumley for $40,000, May 21, 1956. Played weekend games only during 1956-57 season while attending University of Toronto. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Chicago (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1973.
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