Metropolitan Division RANK: 1
Record: 55-19-8 NHL rank: 1

Matt Niskanen

#2 • D
  • Status: Off season
  • Height: 6'1
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Birthdate: Dec 6, 1986
  • Birthplace: Virginia, MN
  • Drafted: Drafted by Dallas in 2005 (1/28).
  • Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 78 5 34 39 20 32 1 0 2 22:10 154 0.50
Playoffs 13 1 3 4 0 19 1 0 0 22:38 24 0.31
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:
Is inconsistent in the physical department, despite enough bulk to get the job done. Also lacks ideal hockey sense, especially in terms of making plays in the offensive zone.
Career Potential:
Quality, big-minute defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2007-08