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Washington Capitals Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division
 
Matt Niskanen • #2 • D
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'1", 200 lbs.
Born:Dec 6, 1986 (31 yrs) in Virginia, MN
Experience:10 years
Drafted:Drafted by Dallas in 2005 (1/28).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
Shoots:R
2017-18 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 68 7 22 29 24 36 0 0 1 22:36 120 0.43
Playoffs 19 1 7 8 4 8 0 0 0 25:31 28 0.42
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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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