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Matt Niskanen
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Matt Niskanen  #2

Washington Capitals  Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: December 6, 1986  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Virginia, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 209 DRAFTED: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (28th overall)

2013-2014 SEASON STATISTICS

 GPGAP+/-PIMPPSHGWGSS%
REGULAR SEASON8110364633513061626.2
LEAGUE RANK75th237th49th110th6th154th163rd137th15th137th470th
PLAYOFFS13279-28200248.3
LEAGUE RANK70th75th28th46th227th75th8th18th70th76th138th

LAST 5 GAMES  2013-2014 

 GAP+/-PIMPPGSHGSS%ShiftsTOIPPP
May 13 '14 NYR @ PIT000020030.03019:420
May 11 '14 PIT @ NYR011000040.02220:070
May 9 '14 NYR @ PIT000-200030.02519:180
May 7 '14 PIT @ NYR000000002719:240
May 5 '14 PIT @ NYR000100010.02419:280

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
NHL TOTALS4913513216739266100107444.7

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
NHL TOTALS5531518-935300714.2
Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp