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USA Matt Niskanen
a.k.a. "Matthew Niskanen"
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Database: 780 397 players
Last added: Charlie Romeis
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Justin Danforth 56 27 33 60
2. Eemeli Suomi 57 26 31 57
3. Julius Nättinen 54 33 22 55
4. Jesse Puljujärvi 56 24 29 53
5. Kristian Kuusela 55 20 33 53
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
33
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
201 lbs / 91 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Contract
20/21
Cap Hit
$5,750,000 Powered by
Agency
Highlights
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2003-04 Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl High USHS-MN - 24 37 61 - | -
2004-05 Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl High USHS-MN 29 27 38 65 34 | -
2005-06 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 38 1 13 14 40 -10 | -
USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 6 0 | -
2006-07 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 39 9 22 31 42 -16 | -
Iowa Stars AHL 13 0 3 3 6 -4 | Playoffs 12 2 5 7 10 -7
2007-08 Dallas Stars NHL 78 7 19 26 36 22 | Playoffs 16 0 3 3 10 -2
2008-09 Dallas Stars NHL 80 6 29 35 52 -11 | -
USA WC 9 1 2 3 2 2 | -
2009-10 Dallas Stars NHL 74 3 12 15 18 -15 | -
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 45 0 6 6 30 -1 | -
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 1 3 4 20 -2 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 0 -3
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 4 17 21 47 9 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 6 2
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 40 4 10 14 12 4 | Playoffs 15 0 2 2 11 -4
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 10 36 46 51 33 | Playoffs 13 2 7 9 8 -2
2014-15 Washington Capitals NHL 82 4 27 31 47 7 | Playoffs 14 0 4 4 0 -2
2015-16 Washington Capitals NHL 82 5 27 32 38 10 | Playoffs 12 0 3 3 6 3
2016-17 Washington Capitals NHL 78 5 34 39 32 20 | Playoffs 13 1 3 4 19 0
USA WCup 3 0 0 0 0 -3 | -
2017-18 Washington Capitals NHL 68 7 22 29 36 24 | Playoffs 24 1 8 9 8 6
2018-19 Washington Capitals NHL 80 8 17 25 41 -3 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 0 0
2019-20 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 68 8 25 33 29 15 | -
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Skill Rating

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Teamwork
18
Puckhandling
15
Leadership
15
Hitting
15

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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL 2019-2020
Tue 10/03 Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins
Sat 07/03 Philadelphia Flyers vs Buffalo Sabres
Thu 05/03 Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Wed 04/03 Philadelphia Flyers @ Washington Capitals
Sun 01/03 Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers
Fri 28/02 Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers
Tue 25/02 Philadelphia Flyers vs San Jose Sharks
Sat 22/02 Philadelphia Flyers vs Winnipeg Jets
Thu 20/02 Philadelphia Flyers @ Columbus Blue Jackets
Tue 18/02 Philadelphia Flyers vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 13 0 3 3 0.23 6 -4 | 1 12 2 5 7 0.58 10 -7
NCAA 2 77 10 35 45 0.58 82 -26 | 0
NHL 13 949 72 284 356 0.38 489 112 | 10 125 5 35 40 0.32 68 -2
USHS-MN 2 29 51 75 126 4.34 34 0 | 0
WC 1 9 1 2 3 0.33 2 2 | 0
WCup 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -3 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 0 0 0 0.00 6 0 | 0
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/14/2019
06/14/2019 Confirmed Washington Capitals Philadelphia Flyers
07/01/2014
07/01/2014 Confirmed Pittsburgh Penguins Washington Capitals
06/30/2012
06/30/2012 Extension Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins
02/21/2011
02/21/2011 Confirmed Dallas Stars Pittsburgh Penguins
09/17/2010
09/17/2010 Extension Dallas Stars Dallas Stars
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Iowa Stars

Cult/Star player for Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth

Cult/Star player for Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl High

Career transactions
- 2011-01-21 • Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins w/ James Neal for Alex Goligoski
- 2010-09-16 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Dallas Stars
- 2007-03-19 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Dallas Stars

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