2008-09: - Recalled from San Antonio (AHL) under emergency conditions, Oct. 15 - Appeared in each of San Antonio's first two games
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 15, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 23, 2009. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Lake Erie (AHL), December 3, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Worcester (AHL), January 13, 2011.
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