missed 10 games due to injury Nov.1-21 ...missed two games due to suspension Nov.27-29 ... acquired by Calgary on Dec.30 in exchange for Greg Nemisz ... played his first game with the Flames on Dec.31 ... played two seconds on Jan.18 before receiving 17 PIM and a game misconduct for fighting ... scored his first goal with the Flames on Jan.20 ... registered his first assist with the Flames on Feb.1 ... missed Mar.3-10 with an upper body injury and returned on Mar.12 ... netted his second goal on Mar.22 ... scored the game winning goal on Apr.3
Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, March 16, 2007. Traded to Carolina by Los Angeles for Anthony Stewart and Carolina's 4th round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Jackson Houck) in 2013 Entry Draft, January 13, 2013.
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