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Matt Niskanen

Shoots:
Right
Height:
6' 0"
Weight:
209 lbs
Age:
28
Born:
Dec 6, 1986
Virginia, MN, United States
Drafted:
2005 - round 1, 28th overall by Dal
G A Pts +/- PPG
2014-15 Regular Season
2 10 12 -6 2

Stats Vs. Next Opponent

Opponents GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG OTG SOG S% FO%
Vs. CLS 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.00 0
Vs. NJ 3 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 0
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Stats Legend

GP
Games played
G
Goals
A
Assists
Pts
Points
+/-
Plus-minus rating
PIM
Penalty minutes
PPG
Power-play goals
PPA
Power-play assists
SHG
Short-handed goals
SHA
Short-handed assists
GWG
Game-winning goals
OTG
Overtime goals
SOG
Shots on goal
S%
Shooting percentage
FO%
Faceoff win percentage
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Stats Summary

Season GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG OTG SOG S% FO%
Regular (to date) 30 2 10 12 -6 12 2 3 0 0 0 0 41 4.88 0
Career Regular 521 37 142 179 33 278 12 47 0 0 10 0 785 4.71 -
Playoffs 13 2 7 9 -2 8 2 4 0 0 0 0 24 8.33 0
Career Playoffs 55 3 15 18 -9 35 3 4 0 0 0 0 71 4.23 -
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Stats Legend

GP
Games played
G
Goals
A
Assists
Pts
Points
+/-
Plus-minus rating
PIM
Penalty minutes
PPG
Power-play goals
PPA
Power-play assists
SHG
Short-handed goals
SHA
Short-handed assists
GWG
Game-winning goals
OTG
Overtime goals
SOG
Shots on goal
S%
Shooting percentage
FO%
Faceoff win percentage
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Latest Player News

The Washington Capitals signed a pair of free-agent defensemen from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, giving Matt Niskanen a seven-year, $40.25 million contract, and Brooks Orpik a $27.5 million, five-year deal.

The 27-year-old Niskanen led NHL blue liners with a plus-33 rating last season, when he set career highs with 10 goals and 36 assists. The 6-foot, 209-pound defenseman has 35 goals, 132 assists and 266 penalty minutes in 491 career NHL games for Pittsburgh and Dallas.

Defensive Stats

Season GP Hits BkS GvA TkA
Regular (to date) 30 47 39 23 21
Playoffs 13 29 7 6 2
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Stats Legend

GP
Games played
BkS
Blocked shots
GvA
Giveaways
TkA
Takeaways
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Overall NHL Ranking

Season G A Pts +/- PPG
Regular (to date) 345th 138th 219th 2,257th 88th
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Stats Legend

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Goals
A
Assists
Pts
Points
+/-
Plus-minus rating
PPG
Power-play goals
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Streaks

This player has not played any games.

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Next Team Games

Thu, Dec 18

7:00 ET

WAS (14-10-6, 34 pts)
CLS (13-15-2, 28 pts)

Sat, Dec 20

7:00 ET

WAS (14-10-6, 34 pts)
NJ (11-16-6, 28 pts)

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