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Matt Niskanen | Defenseman | #2

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (28) / DAL
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Matt Niskanen has proven to be a solid addition to the Washington Capitals and GM Brian MacLellan liked the way he played this past season.
"We signed him as a free agent two years ago, and I just thought his game got taken to another level this year," said MacLellan. "… I'm really happy about the way that's turned out." When Brooks Orpik and John Carlson were injured, Niskanen and Karl Alzner became the Capitals' top defensive pairing. He also finished the season with five goals and 32 points in 82 contests. May 27 - 11:09 AM

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Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Brad Malone
5Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
5Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer