PLAYOFFS: Had a pair of assists in Game 4 @ LAK on 4/24…Registered two points (1-1=2) including the game-winning goal in overtime in Game 3 vs. LAK on 4/22…Had a goal and assist in Game 2 vs. LAK on 4/20…Scored a goal and had a +1 rating in Game 1 of the first round vs. Los Angeles on Apr. 17…Making his 15th career postseason appearance…His 15 career playoff game-winning goals rank him T-9th in NHL history and 2nd amongst active players...Has been to three Conference Finals (2004, 2010, 2011).
2013-14 GAME NOTES: 2nd on the team in goals and 3rd in points…T-11th in the League in goals…Recorded his 7th 30-goal season…Played in every game during the regular season for the seventh time of his career (five in a row)…Led Team Canada with 4 assists in 6 games played at the Olympics, earning a gold medal…Scored a goal in his 1,200th career NHL game on Dec. 19 at Los Angeles…Named NHL’s 3rd Star of the Week for week of Oct. 20 with six points (3-3=6)
WHL West First All-Star Team (1997)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004, 2007, 2009)
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