Metropolitan Division RANK: 4
Record: 13-7-2 NHL rank: 9

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 22 0 9 9 2 6 0 0 0 22:30 44 0.41
On Pace 82 0 34 34 7 22 0 0 0 22:30 164 0.41
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