- Recalled by the Lightning on Feb. 26
- Made his NHL on Feb. 8 vs. DET, skating in 11:55 TOI
- Has appeared in 36 games with the Crunch, posting 15 goals and 34 points
- Ranks first on the Crunch for points and is tied for first for assists
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