Recorded a +1 differential and 2 hits on Oct. 22 vs. EDM… Served 4 hits on Oct. 24 vs. ANA… Played his 100th career game in the NHL on Oct. 29 vs. DAL… Had 5 hits on Nov. 1 at MIN…
Missed majority of 2006-07 due to shoulder injury vs. Hershey (AHL), December 10, 2006. Traded to Columbus by Chicago for Adam Pineault, January 10, 2008. Missed remainder of 2010-11 due to shoulder injury vs. Worcester (AHL), January 14, 2011. Traded to Montreal by Columbus for Ryan Russell, July 7, 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