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USA Matt Niskanen
a.k.a. "Matthew Niskanen"
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Database: 863 049 players
Last added: Josephine Gauvin
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Brady Shaw 47 34 38 72
2. Mattias Persson 45 14 44 58
3. Marcus Olsson 44 28 29 57
4. Josh MacDonald 44 26 31 57
5. Rasmus T. Andersson 47 22 33 55
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
34
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
201 lbs / 91 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
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 | Playoffs 15 1 1 2 6 0
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Sat 05/09 Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Thu 03/09 Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Tue 01/09 Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Mon 31/08 Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Sat 29/08 Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Wed 26/08 Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Mon 24/08 Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders
Thu 20/08 Philadelphia Flyers @ Montréal Canadiens
Tue 18/08 Philadelphia Flyers @ Montréal Canadiens
Mon 17/08 Philadelphia Flyers @ Montréal Canadiens
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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 | 11 140 6 36 42 0.30 74 -2
USHS-MN 2 29 51 75 126 4.34 34 - | 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
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Brooks Orpik (D) 2010-2019 9 Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals
T.J. Oshie (F) 2005-2019 6 USA, USA (WCup), USA U20, Washington Capitals
James Neal (F) 2008-2014 6 Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Conner (F) 2006-2015 6 Dallas Stars, Iowa Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/05/2020
10/05/2020 Confirmed Philadelphia Flyers Retired
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
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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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