AUAA First All-Star Team (1981) AHL First All-Star Team (1983) Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship AHL) (1983) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer AHL) (1983) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (1983)
Signed as a free agent by Hartford, August 6, 1981.
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