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D | 6' 1" | 203 lb | Age: 31 | Washington Capitals
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2017-2018 Playoffs
GP G A P +/-
24 1 8 9 6
Career Playoffs
GP G A P +/-
118 5 33 38 -2
2017-2018 Regular Season
GP G A P +/-
68 7 22 29 24
Career
GP G A P +/-
801 56 242 298 100
  • 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%
2017-2018 Playoffs 24 1 8 9 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 3.1
Career Playoffs 118 5 33 38 -2 68 4 9 0 0 0 0 166 3
2017-2018 68 7 22 29 24 36 0 0 0 1 1 0 120 5.8
NHL Career 801 56 242 298 100 419 15 89 0 3 16 1 1,285 4.4
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
2017-2018 Playoffs 24 1 8 9 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 3.1
Career Playoffs 118 5 33 38 -2 68 4 9 0 0 0 0 166 3
2017-2018 68 7 22 29 24 36 0 0 0 1 1 0 120 5.8
NHL Career 801 56 242 298 100 419 15 89 0 3 16 1 1,285 4.4
Last 5 games
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
VGK JUN 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 24:06
VGK JUN 4 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 1 25 21:43
VGK JUN 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 28 27:16
VGK MAY 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 29 27:13
VGK MAY 28 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 24:08
Opponent Date G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG S Shifts TOI
VGK JUN 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 24:06
VGK JUN 4 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 1 25 21:43
VGK JUN 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 28 27:16
VGK MAY 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 29 27:13
VGK MAY 28 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 24:08

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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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