Washington Capitals

 
Matt Niskanen
current status: Off season
Birth Date:December 6, 1986 (29 years old)
Place of Birth:Virginia, MN
Shoots:R
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Drafted by Dallas in 2005 (1/28).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 82 5 27 32 10 38 2 0 3 24:39 150 0.39
Playoffs 12 0 3 3 3 6 0 0 0 26:32 17 0.25
Scouting Report
Assets: Is an incredible athlete and superb skater. Owns a lot of offensive ability, including a good point shot, but is also capable of playing in all game situations. Can log huge minutes.
Flaws: Doesn't play an overly physical role, despite enough bulk to do so. Also lacks ideal hockey sense, especially in terms of making plays in the offensive zone.
Career Potential: Talented, big-minute defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2007-08

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