Metropolitan Division RANK: 1
Record: 56-18-7 NHL rank: 1

Matt Niskanen 2

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  • Status: In training camp
  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 9 years
  • Birthdate: Dec 6, 1986
  • Birthplace: Virginia, MN
  • Drafted: Drafted by Dallas in 2005 (1/28).
  • Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
Season stats
  • Team Capitals
  • GP 82
  • G 5
  • A 27
  • Pts 32
  • +/- 10
  • PIM 38
  • PPG 2
  • SHG 0
  • GWG 3
  • TOI 24:39
  • S 150
  • PtsPG 0.39

2015-16 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