Metropolitan Division RANK: 1
Record: 48-17-7 NHL rank: 1

Matt Niskanen

#2 • D
  • Status: On roster
  • 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.
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 70 4 32 36 24 26 1 0 1 22:14 136 0.51
On Pace 79 5 36 41 27 29 1 0 1 22:14 153 0.52
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