WCHA First All-Star Team (1995, 1996) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1995) NCAA West First All-American Team (1996)
Traded to Los Angeles by Detroit for Los Angeles' 6th round choice (Per Backer) in 2000 Entry Draft, October 22, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 27, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Sheffield (Britain), September 21, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Belfast (Britain), August 8, 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