Summer with Stanley
Niskanen honored by hometown on day with Stanley Cup
Capitals defenseman receives key to city in Virginia, MinnesotaNHL.com @NHLdotcom
Matt Niskanen received a civic honor in his hometown of Virginia, Minnesota, on Sunday as part of his day with the Stanley Cup.
The Washington Capitals defenseman was awarded a key to the city along with an engraved box.
Niskanen also hosted a meet and greet at Miners Memorial Building, where he played high school hockey for Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl. Some fans waited in line for more than three hours to pose for a picture with Niskanen and the Cup.
Niskanen had 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) in 68 regular-season games and nine points (one goal, eight assists) in 24 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Capitals win their first championship in their 43-season history.