2013-14: Assigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) Oct. 9 ... Recalled from the Marlies Oct. 7 ... Assigned to the Marlies Oct. 6 ... Made NHL debut Oct. 5 vs. OTT ... Recalled from the Marlies Oct. 4 ... Played 7 preseason games, collecting 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) with 20 penalty minutes.
2012-13: Played 22 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL) collecting 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) with 41 penalty minutes ... Played 12 games for San Francisco (ECHL) collecting 1 goal and 45 penalty minutes.
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