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Matt Niskanen

Matt Niskanen  #2

Washington Capitals  Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: December 6, 1986  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Virginia, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (28th overall)
2014-15 Earned an assist and led all skaters in ice time (26:22) at NYI (11/26) ... Scored his first Capitals goal vs. BUF (11/22) ... Was (+1) and registered three hits in 21:11 of ice time at COL (11/20) ... Blocked four shots vs. CAR (11/8) ... Earned two assists at CHI (11/7) ... Led WSH in ice time vs. CGY (11/4) ... Earned an assist at CGY (10/25) ... Recorded 20:37 of ice time at EDM (10/22) ... Recorded two penalty minutes and led all skaters in ice time (27:29) vs. FLA (10/18) ... Earned two assists, marking his first Capitals points, and was named the game's second star vs. NJ (10/16) ... Led WSH in ice time (26:47) vs. SJ (10/14) ... Was (+1) in 20:45 of ice time at BOS (10/11) ... Led WSH in ice time (26:42) in his Capitals debut vs. MTL (10/9).
WCHA First All-Star Team (2007) Traded to Pittsburgh by Dallas with James Neal for Alex Goligoski, February 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

(The tribute) was great, brought back a lot of memories. I felt I wanted to give them the thank you they deserved. I understand the booing and it was expected. They are great fans.

— Martin St. Louis after playing his first game in Tampa Bay since being traded to the Rangers last season
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series