2012-13: Scored a goal Apr. 6 vs. WSH...Recorded an assist Mar. 30 vs. NJD...Picked up two assists Mar. 28 vs BUF...Registered two assists Mar. 3 vs CAR...Posted first multiple goal game in Panthers uniform (2-0-2) Feb. 21 at PHI...Picked up two assists Feb. 12 vs WSH...Netted goal in career-high fourth game Feb. 3 at BUF...Scored goal in third straight game Jan. 31 vs WPG...Netted a goal Jan. 29 at TBL...Scored first goal as a Panther Jan. 26 vs PHI...Recorded an assist in Panthers debut Jan. 19 vs. CAR.
WHL Rookie ot the Year (2006) WHL West First All-Star Team (2007) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2007)
Traded to Colorado by Phoenix with Kevin Porter for Wojtek Wolski, March 3, 2010. Missed 2010-11 and majority of 2011-12 due to head injury vs. San Jose, April 14, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 12, 2012.
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