QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1997) George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup - Most Sportsmanlike Player) (1997)
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 26, 1997. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix with Phoenix's 6th round choice (Derek Reinhart) in 2005 Entry Draft for Columbus' 4th round choice (later traded to Philadelphia - Philadelphia selected Jeremy Duchesne) in 2005 Entry Draft, July 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Poprad (Slovakia), October 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), August 18, 2006.
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