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Matt Niskanen
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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)
2014-15 Scored a goal vs. NYI (2/21) ... Earned an assist vs. WPG (2/19) ... Tallied an assist at ANA (2/15) ... Recorded a Caps season-high 28:51 of ice time vs. ANA (2/6) ... Earned two assists at CBJ (1/27) ... Recorded an assist at DAL (1/17) ... Tallied an assist vs. PHI (1/14) ... Earned an assist at TOR (1/7) ... Earned an assist and led WSH in ice time (26:15) vs. CBJ (12/11) ... Scored a PPG at TB (12/9) ... Recorded his second-career three assist game, led Washington in ice time (22:35) and was named the game s first star vs. NYI (11/28) ... 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) ... Earned two assists at CHI (11/7) ... Led WSH in ice time vs. CGY (11/4) ... Earned an assist at CGY (10/25) ... 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 (26:42) 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.
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I don't have a crystal ball. Predicting is a real complicated thing. If we stay healthy, have enough depth and get the good goaltending we think we're going to have, you can go all the way. But a lot of things have to happen. There's going to be a lot of teams that think the same thing. Everyone made deals. We're all are optimistic about where we'll end up.

— Rangers general manager Glen Sather after being asked if he's constructed a team that can win the Stanley Cup before their 4-1 win against the Predators on Monday
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