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Matt Niskanen
G A Pts
5 34 39
Team: Washington Capitals Height: 6-1 Born: 12/6/1986
Position: DWeight: 200 Birthplace: Virginia, Minnesota

Latest News
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 6 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 7 0.00
Career 87 3 23 26 -7 43 3 0 0 117 2.56

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