Metropolitan Division RANK: 1
Record: 49-26-8 NHL rank: 6

Matt Niskanen

#2 • D
  • Status: In training camp
  • Height: 6'1
  • Weight: 203 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 11 years
  • Birthdate: Dec 6, 1986
  • Birthplace: Virginia, MN
  • Drafted: Drafted by Dallas in 2005 (1/28).
  • Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
2017-18 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 68 7 22 29 24 36 0 0 1 22:36 120 0.43
Playoffs 24 1 8 9 6 8 0 0 0 25:23 32 0.38
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 Stanley Cup 2017-18
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2007-08