Playoff Notes: Has not yet dressed in this post-season … Recalled from Providence/AHL on Apr. 14.
2010-11 Regular Season: Split most of the season between Lake Erie/AHL and Providence/AHL … Had 1-0=1 totals in 14 Lake Erie games before his Nov. 29 trade to Boston from Colorado for Matt Hunwick and assignment to the P-Bruins … Added 1-12=13 totals in 46 Providence games ... Recalls: Nov. 5-13 (0-0=0 totals in 3 Avalanche games) … Played his 1st NHL game Nov. 6 vs. Dallas.
USHL Second All-Star Team (2007) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2009) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (2009) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2010) NCAA East First All-American Team (2010)
Traded to Boston by Colorado for Matt Hunwick, November 29, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Pori (Finland), June 26, 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