Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh (WPHL), November 1, 1908. Suspended by USAHA for signing amateur contract with NY Irish Americans (AAHL), January 8, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Toronto Arenas (NHA), January 30, 1917. Claimed by Montreal Canadiens (NHA) from Toronto Arenas (NHA) in Dispersal Draft, February 11, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, December 15, 1917.
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