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Matt Niskanen
G A Pts
5 34 39
Team: Washington Capitals Height: 6-0 Born: 12/6/1986
Position: DWeight: 200 Birthplace: Virginia, Minnesota

Latest News
May 2 8:30 AM PT9:30 AM MT10:30 AM CT11:30 AM ET15:30 GMT23:30 8:30 AM MST10:30 AM EST19:30 UAE11:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen will not meet with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his cross-check on Sidney Crosby during Game 3 of the Capitals' Eastern Conference semifinals series with Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The former Penguin was ejected for the controversial hit that knocked Crosby out of Washington's eventual overtime win just over five minutes into the contest, but the league determined that there was no intent to injure. While Niskanen will be available for Wednesday's Game 4 in Pittsburgh, Crosby will miss the pivotal game after being diagnosed with a concussion.
Feb. 23 6:27 AM PT7:27 AM MT8:27 AM CT9:27 AM ET14:27 GMT22:27 7:27 AM MST9:27 AM EST18:27 UAE9:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen (lower-body injury) will return Tuesday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Niskanen has four goals and 28 assists this season.
Jan. 23 7:20 PM PT8:20 PM MT9:20 PM CT10:20 PM ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST7:20 UAE (+1)22:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen had an assist Monday against Carolina.
Analysis: He has two goals and six assists in his past five games.
Jan. 22 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET18:28 GMT2:28 11:28 AM MST1:28 PM EST22:28 UAE13:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen matched a career high with three assists to help the red-hot Capitals to Saturday's 4-3 overtime win at Dallas.
Analysis: Niskanen has added some offense to his solid defensive work of late, having racked up two goals and five assists over a four-game stretch. The 30-year-old is having the best of his three seasons in Washington, accumulating four goals, 21 assists and a plus-14 rating through 46 games.
Jan. 15 12:01 PM PT1:01 PM MT2:01 PM CT3:01 PM ET20:01 GMT4:01 1:01 PM MST3:01 PM EST0:01 UAE (+1)15:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen had two goals Sunday.
Analysis: The light-scoring Niskanen is a plus-8 in his last three games.
Dec. 31 12:38 PM PT1:38 PM MT2:38 PM CT3:38 PM ET20:38 GMT4:38 1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST0:38 UAE (+1)15:38 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen had two assists Saturday.
Analysis: He has two goals and six assists in his past nine games.
Dec. 13 6:57 PM PT7:57 PM MT8:57 PM CT9:57 PM ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST6:57 UAE (+1)21:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen scored two goals in the third period, lifting the Washington Capitals over the New York Islanders 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: They were his first two goals of the season. He has 10 assists in 27 games.
Dec. 7 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST7:19 UAE (+1)22:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen appeared to hit his head when he was boarded in the first period of Wednesday's game against the Bruins. He's out at least Friday - and possibly longer.
Analysis: Niskanen won't travel to Buffalo with the Capitals so he can be evaluated.
Nov. 28 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST1:21 UAE (+1)16:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen (lower-body injury) will play Thursday.
Analysis: He leads all Washington defensemen with nine points.
Nov. 17 5:54 AM PT6:54 AM MT7:54 AM CT8:54 AM ET13:54 GMT21:54 6:54 AM MST8:54 AM EST17:54 UAE8:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen had an assist Wednesday.
Analysis: He has three in the last four games.
Oct. 27 7:40 AM PT8:40 AM MT9:40 AM CT10:40 AM ET14:40 GMT22:40 7:40 AM MST9:40 AM EST18:40 UAE10:40 ETNaN:� BRT - Niskanen had an assist Wednesday.
Analysis: He has three assists in the last three games.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2007-08 Dal 78 7 19 26 22 36 2 0 0 99 7.07
2008-09 Dal 80 6 29 35 -11 52 2 0 0 111 5.41
2009-10 Dal 74 3 12 15 -15 18 0 0 2 110 2.73
2010-11 Dal 45 0 6 6 -1 30 0 0 0 51 0.00
2010-11 Pit 18 1 3 4 -2 20 0 0 0 26 3.85
2010-11 Tot 63 1 9 10 -3 50 0 0 0 77 1.30
2011-12 Pit 75 4 17 21 9 47 3 0 0 118 3.39
2012-13 Pit 40 4 10 14 4 12 0 0 2 67 5.97
2013-14 Pit 81 10 36 46 33 51 3 0 6 162 6.17
2014-15 Was 82 4 27 31 7 47 2 0 0 117 3.42
2015-16 Was 82 5 27 32 10 38 2 0 3 150 3.33
2016-17 Was 78 5 34 39 20 32 1 0 2 154 3.25
Career 733 49 220 269 76 383 15 0 15 1165 4.21

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2007-08 Dal 16 0 3 3 -2 10 0 0 0 17 0.00
2010-11 Pit 7 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 5 0.00
2011-12 Pit 4 1 2 3 2 6 1 0 0 8 12.50
2012-13 Pit 15 0 2 2 -4 11 0 0 0 17 0.00
2013-14 Pit 13 2 7 9 -2 8 2 0 0 24 8.33
2014-15 Was 14 0 4 4 -2 0 0 0 0 22 0.00
2015-16 Was 12 0 3 3 3 6 0 0 0 17 0.00
2016-17 Was 13 1 3 4 0 19 1 0 0 24 4.17
Career 94 4 25 29 -8 60 4 0 0 134 2.99

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