Washington Capitals

 
Matt Niskanen
current status: In training camp
Birth Date:December 6, 1986 (27 years old)
Place of Birth:Virginia, MN
Shoots:R
Experience:7 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 81 10 36 46 33 51 3 0 6 21:17 162 0.57
Playoffs 13 2 7 9 -2 8 2 0 0 19:53 24 0.69
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.
Flaws: Needs to improve his defensive consistency, since he tends to run around in his own end a bit. Also lacks ideal hockey sense, which hinders his game.
Career Potential: Talented, yet inconsistent defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2007-08

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