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D | 6' 1" | 203 lb | Age: 31 | Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
2018-2019 Regular Season
GP G A P +/-
7 1 3 4 -3
Career
GP G A P +/-
808 57 245 302 97
  • Matt Niskanen
  • Born: December 6, 1986
  • Birthplace: Virginia, MN, USA
  • Shoots: Right
  • Draft: 2005 DAL, 1st rd, 28th pk (28th overall)
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
2018-2019 7 1 3 4 -3 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 13 7.7
NHL Career 808 57 245 302 97 423 15 89 0 3 17 2 1,298 4.4
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
2018-2019 7 1 3 4 -3 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 13 7.7
NHL Career 808 57 245 302 97 423 15 89 0 3 17 2 1,298 4.4
Last 5 games
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
FLA OCT 19 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 31 25:57
NYR OCT 17 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 25 23:14
TOR OCT 13 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 1 25 21:42
NJD OCT 11 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 3 25 19:46
VGK OCT 10 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 27 23:46
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
FLA OCT 19 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 31 25:57
NYR OCT 17 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 25 23:14
TOR OCT 13 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 1 25 21:42
NJD OCT 11 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 3 25 19:46
VGK OCT 10 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 27 23:46

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2017-2018 Washington Capitals

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Niskanen has gone from one-dimensional to one of the top two-way defensemen in the NHL, as he showed during the Washington Capitals' run to the Stanley Cup championship in 2018.

Niskanen was a workhorse during the playoffs, averaging 25:23 of ice time in 24 games. He contributed nine points (one goal, eight assists) and led the NHL with 57 blocked shots.

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