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Matt Niskanen | Defenseman

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
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Matt Niskanen potted his first goal of the season in the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the Sabres on Saturday night.
The Capitals’ big-money defenseman scored on the power play. It has not been the start anyone envisioned for the 27-year-old who is coming off his best offensive season. Niskanen has just six points this season and hadn’t found the scoresheet since Nov. 7. Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson picked up the helpers. Nov 22 - 9:54 PM

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Season Stats
GPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
20156-361100024.042
Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2007DAL787192622362600099.071
2008DAL8062935-115228000111.054
2009DAL7431215-151806002110.027
2010PIT631910-3500500077.013
2011PIT754172194735000118.034
2012PIT40410144120200267.060
2013PIT811036463351312006162.062
Game Log
DateOppGMGAPts+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
Nov 22BUF110100100004.250
Nov 20@ COL100010000001.000
Nov 18@ PHO1000-10000000.000
Nov 15@ STL1000-20000002.000
Nov 14NJ100002000000.000
Nov 11CLM100000000001.000
Nov 8CAR100002000003.000
Nov 7@ CHI102210000001.000
Nov 4CAL100000000001.000
Nov 2PHO100000000000.000

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
6Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8John Erskine
9Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters