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Matt Niskanen | Defenseman | #2

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 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

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Game Log
DateOppGMGAPts+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
Apr 10ANA100000000001.000
Apr 9@ STL100000000003.000
Apr 7PIT1011-12000002.000
Apr 5NYI100002000001.000
Apr 2@ ARI1000-10000001.000
Apr 1@ COL1000-12000000.000
Mar 30@ PHI100002000002.000
Mar 28CLM102220010005.000
Mar 26STL1000-20000001.000
Mar 25@ NJ100000000001.000
Mar 22@ OTT100000000004.000
Mar 20@ PIT100010000000.000
Mar 18NAS100000000002.000
Mar 15CAR100000000002.000
Mar 12@ SJ1000-20000001.000
Mar 9@ LA101100010001.000
Mar 7@ ANA100000000002.000
Mar 5@ BOS1101200000111.000
Mar 4NYR100000000004.000
Mar 2TOR1101021000111.000
Mar 1PIT1011-10010002.000
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Feb 16LA100010000000.000
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Jan 14VAN100020000002.000
Jan 10OTT100010000002.000
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Jan 7@ NYI100010000000.000
Jan 5@ BOS1011-12010003.000
Jan 2@ CLM101100010004.000
Dec 31@ CAR101110000002.000
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Dec 3@ MON101112000001.000
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Nov 25WPG1000-10000000.000
Nov 23EDM100000000000.000
Nov 21COL101110010000.000
Nov 19DAL1000-20000002.000
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Nov 12@ PHI101122010004.000
Nov 10@ DET100000000004.000
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Nov 5BOS100010000002.000
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Oct 31@ FLA100000000002.000
Oct 30CLM100010000000.000
Oct 28PIT1000-20000002.000
Oct 23@ EDM101120000000.000
Oct 22@ VAN100010000002.000
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Oct 17CAR100000000002.000
Oct 15CHI1101100000011.000
Oct 13SJ1000-20000001.000
Oct 10NJ111200100002.500

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Marcus Johansson
5Mike Richards
6Michael Latta
7Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Andre Burakovsky
3Jason Chimera
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Sill
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
8Mike Weber
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Dan Ellis