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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
6872229243600011120.058
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
Game Log
DateOppGMGAPts+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
Apr 7NJ100002000002.000
Apr 5NAS100002000004.000
Apr 2@ STL1000-12000000.000
Apr 1@ PIT101102000000.000
Mar 30CAR1000-10000000.000
Mar 28NYR100000000003.000
Mar 26@ NYR110112000002.500
Mar 24@ MON100000000001.000
Mar 22@ DET100010000001.000
Mar 20DAL1101-10000003.333

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
4Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley