Brother of Jeff OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1981) AHL Second All-Star Team (1982) NHL All-Rookie Team (1983) Calder Memorial Trophy (1983)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1990, 1991)
Traded to Hartford by Chicago with Bryan Marchment for Eric Weinrich and Patrick Poulin, November 2, 1993. Traded to NY Rangers by Hartford with Nick Kypreos, Barry Richter and Hartford's 6th round choice (Yuri Litvinov) in 1994 Entry Draft for Darren Turcotte and James Patrick, November 2, 1993.
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