EJC-A All-Star Team (1983) EJC-A - Best Defenseman (1983)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000)
Traded to Buffalo by Montreal for Kevin Haller, March 10, 1992. Traded to Philadelphia by Buffalo for Garry Galley, April 7, 1995. Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia for Karl Dykhuis, December 28, 1998. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to concussion vs. Los Angeles, December 16, 2000. Officially announced his retirement, May 3, 2002.
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