AHL All-Rookie Team (2004)
Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2007. Traded to Vancouver by Tampa Bay with Shane O'Brien for Lukas Krajicek and Juraj Simek, October 6, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), October 5, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany), April 14, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2011. Traded to Boston by Tampa Bay wirh Tampa Bay's 5th round choice (Seth Griffith) in 2012 Entry Draft for Benoit Pouliot, June 23, 2012.
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