Matt Niskanen a.k.a. "Matthew Niskanen"

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'0" / 183 cm
  • Weight
    201 lbs / 91 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Contract
    20/21
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 - - - - - |
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Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 13 0 3 3 0.23 6 -4 | 12 2 5 7 0.58 10 -7
NCAA 77 10 35 45 0.58 82 -26 |
NHL 801 56 242 298 0.37 419 100 | 118 5 33 38 0.32 68 -2
USHS-MN 29 51 75 126 4.34 34 0 |
WC 9 1 2 3 0.33 2 2 |
WCup 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -3 |
WJC-20 7 0 0 0 0.00 6 0 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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

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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