Father of Nick QJHL First Team All-Star (1966) Shared Vezina Trophy with Gump Worsley (1968) NHL Second All-Star Team (1975, 1977) Canada Cup All-Star Team (1976)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1973, 1975, 1978)
Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal for Denis DeJordy, Dale Hoganson, Noel Price and Doug Robinson, November 4, 1971. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 8, 1978. Traded to Boston by Detroit for Gilles Gilbert, July 15, 1980.
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