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Matt Niskanen  #2

Washington Capitals  Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: December 6, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Virginia, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (28th overall)

2014-2015 SEASON STATISTICS

 GPGAP+/-PIMPPSHGWGSS%
REGULAR SEASON82427317472001173.4
LEAGUE RANK3rd434th122nd229th153rd137th208th117th429th246th606th
PLAYOFFS14044-20000220.0
LEAGUE RANK64th184th48th83rd237th238th63rd13th68th73rd184th

LAST 5 GAMES  2014-2015 

 GAP+/-PIMPPGSHGSS%ShiftsTOIPPP
May 13 '15 WSH @ NYR000000003629:070
May 10 '15 NYR @ WSH000000020.02720:070
May 8 '15 WSH @ NYR011100010.03827:370
May 6 '15 NYR @ WSH000000010.03223:190
May 4 '15 NYR @ WSH000000040.03125:560

CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMGPGAP+/-PIMPPGSHGGWGSS%
2003-2004 Virginia Blue Devils-High-MN 24 37 61
2004-2005 Virginia Blue Devils-High-MN 2927 38 65 34
2005-2006 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 381 13 14 40
2005-2006 United States-WJC-A 70 0 0 6
2006-2007 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 399 22 31 42
2006-2007 Iowa Stars-AHL 130 3 3 -4 6 0 0 0
2007-2008Stars787 19 26 22 36 2 0 0 997.1
2008-2009Stars806 29 35 -11 52 2 0 0 1115.4
2008-2009 United States-WC-A 91 2 3 2
2009-2010Stars743 12 15 -15 18 0 0 2 1102.7
2010-2011Stars450 6 6 -1 30 0 0 0 510.0
2010-2011Penguins181 3 4 -2 20 0 0 0 263.8
2011-2012Penguins754 17 21 9 47 3 0 0 1183.4
2012-2013Penguins404 10 14 4 12 0 0 2 676.0
2013-2014Penguins8110 36 46 33 51 3 0 6 1626.2
2014-2015Capitals824 27 31 7 47 2 0 0 1173.4
NHL TOTALS5733915919846313120108614.5

CAREER PLAYOFF STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMGPGAP+/-PIMPPGSHGGWGSS%
2005-2006 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA
2006-2007 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA
2006-2007 Iowa Stars-AHL 122 5 7 -7 10 1 1 0
2007-2008Stars160 3 3 -2 10 0 0 0 170.0
2010-2011Penguins70 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 50.0
2011-2012Penguins41 2 3 2 6 1 0 0 812.5
2012-2013Penguins150 2 2 -4 11 0 0 0 170.0
2013-2014Penguins132 7 9 -2 8 2 0 0 248.3
2014-2015Capitals140 4 4 -2 0 0 0 0 220.0
NHL TOTALS6931922-1135300933.2
Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final