Recalled on Nov. 26; Had 1 goal and 34 PIM in 9 games with Worcester (AHL)…Reassigned to Worcester on 10/20…Picked up 15 penalty minutes 10/15 at St. Louis…Scored his first career NHL goal, the game-winner, on Oct. 10 at Vancouver…Recalled to SJ on 10/9.
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