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D | 6' 1" | 200 lb | Age: 30 | Washington Capitals
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2016-2017 Playoffs
GP G A P +/-
8 1 2 3 0
Career Playoffs
GP G A P +/-
89 4 24 28 -8
2016-2017 Regular Season
GP G A P +/-
78 5 34 39 20
Career
GP G A P +/-
733 49 220 269 76
  • 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%
2016-2017 Playoffs 8 1 2 3 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 17 5.9
Career Playoffs 89 4 24 28 -8 45 4 8 0 0 0 0 127 3.1
2016-2017 78 5 34 39 20 32 1 9 0 1 2 0 154 3.2
NHL Career 733 49 220 269 76 383 15 89 0 2 15 1 1,165 4.2
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
2016-2017 Playoffs 8 1 2 3 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 17 5.9
Career Playoffs 89 4 24 28 -8 45 4 8 0 0 0 0 127 3.1
2016-2017 78 5 34 39 20 32 1 9 0 1 2 0 154 3.2
NHL Career 733 49 220 269 76 383 15 89 0 2 15 1 1,165 4.2
Last 5 games
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
PIT APR 29 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 5 28 21:53
PIT APR 27 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 5 31 20:46
TOR APR 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 25:15
TOR APR 21 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 29 22:26
TOR APR 19 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 1 34 25:38
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
PIT APR 29 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 5 28 21:53
PIT APR 27 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 5 31 20:46
TOR APR 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 25:15
TOR APR 21 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 29 22:26
TOR APR 19 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 1 34 25:38

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Niskanen has gone from one-dimensional to one of the top two-way defensemen in the NHL.

A native of Virginia, Minn., Niskanen was a top offensive player in high school. His senior year at Virginia High, 2004-05, the 6-foot, 204-pound defenseman had 27 goals and 65 points in 29 games on the way to the school's first state championship.

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