Matt Niskanen#15 • D
- Status: In training camp
- Height: 6'1
- Weight: 203 lbs.
- Shoots: R
- Experience: 12 years
- Birthdate: Dec 6, 1986 (32 years)
- Birthplace: Virginia, MN
- Drafted: Drafted by Dallas in 2005 (1/28).
- Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Washington in 2019.
|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. 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.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Quality, big-minute defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2017-18 (Washington)|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2007-08|