Missed six games due to injury (4/1-4/11) ... Sparred with Rich Clune at NSH (3/30) ... Skated in 18:48 of ice time at SJ (3/22) ... Logged 18:31 of ice time at LA (3/20) ... Earned an assist at ANA (3/18) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on March 17 ... Tallied an assist vs. NJ (3/8) ... Registered his first NHL point with an assist and was (+2) vs. WPG (2/6) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on Feb. 6 ... Served as a healthy extra at NYR (12/8) ... Made his NHL debut vs. NSH (12/7) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on Dec. 5 ... Registered six points (1g, 5a) in 28 games with Hershey this season
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