NHL

Matt Niskanen #2 - D

Washington

  • Age: 27
  • DOB: 1986/12/06
  • POB: Virginia, MN
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 209lbs
  • Shoots: R
  • NHL Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Dallas in 2005 (1/28).
  • Current Status: In training camp
GPGAPTS+/-PPGPPASHGSHAGWGPIMShotsPCTHits
Year to date8110364633312006511626.17124
Playoffs13279-2240008248.33-

Honours and Awards

2007-08NHL - Played in the NHL YoungStars Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/01Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a seven-year contract.
2013/02/13Missed 8 games (ankle injury).
2013/01/31Ankle injury, injured reserve.
2013/01/29Lower body injury, day-to-day.
2012/07/01Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract.
2012/04/15Missed 2 regular season and 2 playoff games (upper body injury).
2012/04/05Upper body injury, day-to-day.
2012/03/30Missed 4 games (upper body injury).
2012/03/24Upper body injury, day-to-day.
2011/11/11Missed 1 game (lower body injury).
2011/11/05Lower body injury, day-to-day.
2011/03/20Missed 2 games (flu).
2011/03/13Flu, day-to-day.
2011/02/21Acquired from the Dallas Stars.
2011/02/15Missed 3 games (hand injury).
2011/02/11Hand injury, day-to-day.
2011/01/21Missed 6 games (lacerated hand).
2011/01/07Lacerated hand, day-to-day.
2010/09/16Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contract.
2010/06/15Dallas Stars tendered a qualifying offer.
2009/10/28Missed 1 game (head injury).
2009/10/24Head injury, day-to-day.
2008/03/13Missed 1 game (sore back).
2008/03/09Sore back, day-to-day.
2008/03/05Missed 3 games (foot injury).
2008/02/26Foot injury, day-to-day.
2007/03/19Signed by the Dallas Stars to a three-year contract.

Trades

2014/07/01Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals.
2011/02/21Pittsburgh Penguins traded Alex Goligoski to the Dallas Stars for James Neal and Matt Niskanen.
2005/07/30Drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round (28th overall) in 2005.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGAPTS+/-PPGPPASHGSHAGWGPIMShotsPCTHits
2013-14PittsburghNHL8110364633312006511626.17124
2012-13PittsburghNHL404101440200212675.9749
2011-12PittsburghNHL7541721935000471183.39105
2010-11PittsburghNHL18134-20100020263.8525
2010-11DallasNHL45066-1040003051.0097
2010-11Total Dal/PitNHL631910-30500050771.30122
2009-10DallasNHL7431215-1506002181102.73113
2008-09DallasNHL8062935-1128000521115.4187
2008-09United StatesWC9123------2---
2007-08DallasNHL7871926222600036997.07-
2006-07IowaAHL13033-40-0-069.00-
2006-07Minn-DuluthWCHA3992231-7-0-142---
2005-06Minn-DuluthWCHA3811314-0-0-040---
TotalNHL491351321673910-0-102667444.70-
TotalAHL13033-40-0-069.00-
TotalWCHA77103545-7-0-182---
TotalWC9123------2---

Career Playoff Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGAPTS+/-PPGPPASHGSHAGWGPIMShotsPCTHits
2013-14PittsburghNHL13279-2240008248.33-
2012-13PittsburghNHL15022-4000001117.00-
2011-12PittsburghNHL41232100006812.50-
2010-11PittsburghNHL7011-30000005.00-
2009-10DallasNHL--------------
2008-09DallasNHL--------------
2007-08DallasNHL16033-2000001017.00-
2006-07IowaAHL12257-71-1-010---
2006-07Minn-DuluthWCHA--------------
2005-06Minn-DuluthWCHA--------------
TotalNHL5531518-93-0-035714.23-
TotalAHL12257-71-1-010---

Legend:

GP - games played
G - goals
A - assists
PTS - points
+/- - plus minus
PPG - power play goals
PPA - power play assists
SHG - short handed goals
SHA - short handed assists
GWG - game winning goals
PIM - penalties in minutes
PCT - shooting percentage


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