Claimed by Florida from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to hernia injury vs. Carolina, November 15, 2000. Missed entire 2002-03 due to wrist injury vs. Montreal, January 20, 2002. Officially announced retirement, September 20, 2003.
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