CCHA First All-Star Team (1999) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1999) AHL All-Rookie Team (2001)
Signed as a free agent by Chicago, April 14, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (Russia), August 7, 2002. Signed as a free agent by AS Renon (Italy), July 22, 2004.
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