PLAYOFFS: Recalled from Manchester May 4...1-0=1 and no penalty minutes in four playoff games with Manchester.
REGULAR SEASON: Made NHL debut April 5 at VAN...Recalled from Manchester April 5...Named Manchester's American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for third straight season (for outstanding contributions to the community and charitable organizations)...Recipient of Manchester’s Community Service Award for third straight year…Named Manchester’s Unsung Hero…Served as Manchester's team captain.
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