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Matt Niskanen | Defenseman | #2

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (28) / DAL
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Matt Niskanen knows the Capitals have to neutralize Vegas' speed and take care of the puck.
"Clog it up," Niskanen said. "They're a fast team and you don't want to let them off to the races, so slow it down without the puck and speed it up with it." Both teams have strong transition games that feed off turnovers. Vegas is the league-leader in takeaways (159) during the playoffs, while Washington ranks third (136). The Capitals blanked the Tampa Bay Lightning in Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference Final by making it tough for them in the neutral zone. May 28 - 3:02 PM

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Season Stats
GPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
6123-32000019.111
Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2007DAL787192622362600099.071
2008DAL8062935-115228000111.054
2009DAL7431215-151806002110.027
2010PIT631910-3500500077.013
2011PIT754172194735000118.034
2012PIT40410144120200267.060
2013PIT811036463351312006162.062
2014WAS824273174728010117.034
2015WAS82527321038214003150.033
2016WAS7853439203218012154.032
2017WAS6872229243600011120.058
Game Log
DateOppGMGAPts+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
Oct 17NYR110110000014.250
Oct 13TOR1000-10000001.000
Oct 11@ NJ1000-30000003.000
Oct 10VGK101110000000.000
Oct 4@ PIT1000-22000000.000
Oct 3BOS101110000001.000

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Nic Dowd
4Lars Eller
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Jakub Vrana
3Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Tom Wilson
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Travis Boyd
6Shane Gersich
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Michal Kempny
5Brooks Orpik
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
8Lucas Johansen
G1Braden Holtby
2Pheonix Copley