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Matt Niskanen
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Matt Niskanen  #2

Washington Capitals  Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: December 6, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Virginia, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (28th overall)

2014-2015 SEASON STATISTICS

 GPGAP+/-PIMPPSHGWGSS%
REGULAR SEASON82427317472001173.4
LEAGUE RANK3rd434th122nd229th153rd137th208th117th429th246th606th
PLAYOFFS603300000130.0
LEAGUE RANK1st141st17th56th123rd190th41st5th41st49th141st

LAST 5 GAMES  2014-2015 

 GAP+/-PIMPPGSHGSS%ShiftsTOIPPP
Apr 25 '15 WSH @ NYI000-100030.03223:380
Apr 23 '15 NYI @ WSH011300030.02822:460
Apr 21 '15 WSH @ NYI000-100020.03728:080
Apr 19 '15 WSH @ NYI000100010.02822:500
Apr 17 '15 NYI @ WSH022200030.02821:470

CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMGPGAP+/-PIMPPGSHGGWGSS%
2003-2004 Virginia Blue Devils-High-MN 24 37 61
2004-2005 Virginia Blue Devils-High-MN 2927 38 65 34
2005-2006 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 381 13 14 40
2005-2006 United States-WJC-A 70 0 0 6
2006-2007 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 399 22 31 42
2006-2007 Iowa Stars-AHL 130 3 3 -4 6 0 0 0
2007-2008Stars787 19 26 22 36 2 0 0 997.1
2008-2009Stars806 29 35 -11 52 2 0 0 1115.4
2008-2009 United States-WC-A 91 2 3 2
2009-2010Stars743 12 15 -15 18 0 0 2 1102.7
2010-2011Stars450 6 6 -1 30 0 0 0 510.0
2010-2011Penguins181 3 4 -2 20 0 0 0 263.8
2011-2012Penguins754 17 21 9 47 3 0 0 1183.4
2012-2013Penguins404 10 14 4 12 0 0 2 676.0
2013-2014Penguins8110 36 46 33 51 3 0 6 1626.2
2014-2015Capitals824 27 31 7 47 2 0 0 1173.4
NHL TOTALS5733915919846313120108614.5

CAREER PLAYOFF STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMGPGAP+/-PIMPPGSHGGWGSS%
2005-2006 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA
2006-2007 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA
2006-2007 Iowa Stars-AHL 122 5 7 -7 10 1 1 0
2007-2008Stars160 3 3 -2 10 0 0 0 170.0
2010-2011Penguins70 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 50.0
2011-2012Penguins41 2 3 2 6 1 0 0 812.5
2012-2013Penguins150 2 2 -4 11 0 0 0 170.0
2013-2014Penguins132 7 9 -2 8 2 0 0 248.3
2014-2015Capitals60 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 130.0
NHL TOTALS6131821-935300843.6
Quote of the Day

I think everyone left it out there. Every game this season, regular season and playoffs, we played as hard as we could. We're not out of the playoffs right now because of lack of effort, and that's all that we can ask of each other.

— Predators defenseman Seth Jones after Nashville was eliminated by Chicago in Game 6 on Saturday