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Matt Niskanen
Matt Niskanen
Defenseman  - WSH
(NIHS-kah-nehn)
Number: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 6, 1986  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Virginia, MN, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 1, 2014
Drafted: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (28th overall)
2015-2016 SEASON STATISTICS
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
Regular Season 54 3 20 23 17 24 1 0 1 102   2.9
LEAGUE RANK 141st 389th 97th 208th 17th 227th 218th 87th 199th 171st 575th
Last 5 Games
Game G A P +/- PIM PP SH S S% Shifts TOI PPP
Feb 13 '16   WSH @ DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 27 24:23 0
Feb 11 '16   WSH @ MIN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 29 23:11 0
Feb 09 '16   WSH @ NSH 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 0.0 31 26:11 0
Feb 07 '16   PHI @ WSH* 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 7 14.3 26 24:51 0
Feb 06 '16   WSH @ NJD 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 31 28:04 0
* scored game winning goal
Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2003-2004 Virginia Blue Devils-High-MN 24 37 61
2004-2005 Virginia Blue Devils-High-MN 29 27 38 65 34
2005-2006 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 38 1 13 14 40
2005-2006 United States-WJC-A 7 0 0 0 6
2006-2007 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 39 9 22 31 42
2006-2007 Iowa Stars-AHL 13 0 3 3 -4 6 0 0 0
2007-2008 Stars 78 7 19 26 22 36 2 0 0 99 7.1
2008-2009 Stars 80 6 29 35 -11 52 2 0 0 111 5.4
2008-2009 United States-WC-A 9 1 2 3 2
2009-2010 Stars 74 3 12 15 -15 18 0 0 2 110 2.7
2010-2011 Stars 45 0 6 6 -1 30 0 0 0 51 0.0
2010-2011 Penguins 18 1 3 4 -2 20 0 0 0 26 3.8
2011-2012 Penguins 75 4 17 21 9 47 3 0 0 118 3.4
2012-2013 Penguins 40 4 10 14 4 12 0 0 2 67 6.0
2013-2014 Penguins 81 10 36 46 33 51 3 0 6 162 6.2
2014-2015 Capitals 82 4 27 31 7 47 2 0 0 117 3.4
2015-2016 Capitals 54 3 20 23 17 24 1 0 1 102 2.9
NHL Totals 627 42 179 221 63 337 13 0 11 963 4.4
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2005-2006 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA
2006-2007 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA
2006-2007 Iowa Stars-AHL 12 2 5 7 -7 10 1 1 0
2007-2008 Stars 16 0 3 3 -2 10 0 0 0 17 0.0
2010-2011 Penguins 7 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
2011-2012 Penguins 4 1 2 3 2 6 1 0 0 8 12.5
2012-2013 Penguins 15 0 2 2 -4 11 0 0 0 17 0.0
2013-2014 Penguins 13 2 7 9 -2 8 2 0 0 24 8.3
2014-2015 Capitals 14 0 4 4 -2 0 0 0 0 22 0.0
NHL Totals 69 3 19 22 -11 35 3 0 0 93 3.2