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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

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Season Stats
GPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
82527321038214003150.033
Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2007DAL787192622362600099.071
2008DAL8062935-115228000111.054
2009DAL7431215-151806002110.027
2010PIT631910-3500500077.013
2011PIT754172194735000118.034
2012PIT40410144120200267.060
2013PIT811036463351312006162.062
2014WAS824273174728010117.034
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Marcus Johansson
4Mike Richards
5Michael Latta
6Jay 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