EHL Second All-Star Team (1980) CHL Second All-Star Team (1983) NHL All-Rookie Team (1985)
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, October 22, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 12, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 10, 1985. Traded to Pittsburgh by Detroit for cash, October 8, 1986. Played w/ RHI's Pittsburgh Phantoms in 1993-94 (4-1-3-4-20).
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