Traded to Buffalo by Florida with Florida's 5th round choice (Ryan Miller) in 1999 Entry Draft for Mike Wilson, March 23, 1999. Traded to Calgary by Buffalo with Steve Reinprecht for Chris Drury and Steve Begin, July 3, 2003. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to leg and foot injuries. Missed entire 2008-09 season due to recurring shoulder injury and follow-up surgery, November 14, 2008.
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