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Washington Capitals Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division
 
Matt Niskanen • #2 • D
1 pts in last 8 GP
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'0", 200 lbs.
Born:Dec 6, 1986 (30 yrs) in Virginia, MN
Experience:9 years
Drafted:Drafted by Dallas in 2005 (1/28).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
Shoots:R
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 69 4 32 36 23 26 1 0 1 22:13 134 0.52
On Pace 79 5 37 42 26 30 1 0 1 22:13 153 0.53
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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
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