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Washington Capitals Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division
 
Matt Niskanen • #2 • D
0 pts in last 6 GP
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'1", 203 lbs.
Born:Dec 6, 1986 (32 yrs) in Virginia, MN
Experience:11 years
Drafted:Drafted by Dallas in 2005 (1/28).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
Shoots:R
2018-19 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 45 5 11 16 -7 28 1 0 1 22:05 77 0.36
On Pace 80 9 20 29 -12 50 2 0 2 22:05 137 0.36
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Scouting Report
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.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2017-18
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2007-08
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