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Matt Niskanen
Matt Niskanen
Defenseman
(NIHS-kah-nehn, MAT)
Number: 5
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 6, 1986  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Virginia, MN, United States
Drafted: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (28th overall)
Matt Niskanen enters his fourth NHL season, all with Dallas…Played on the 2008 Western Conference YoungStars team on Jan. 26 at the NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta…Ranked first among NHL rookie defensemen in plus/minus (+22) in 2007-08…Led all Dallas defensemen in scoring (6-29-35) and ranked seventh overall in 2008-09…Dressed in over 73 games in each of the past three seasons…Skated in 232 NHL games, collecting 16 goals and 60 assists…Has appeared in 16 playoff games for Dallas, recording three assists...Was Dallas’ first-round selection (28th overall) at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

A solid athlete, also captained his high school football and baseball teams… A fan of the Minnesota Twins (big fan of Kent Hrbek growing up)… Lists Dumb and Dumber as his favorite movie… Brooks and Dunn are his favorite musical artist… Likes to hunt and fish…Looked up to Mario Lemieux as a young hockey player… His first job was as a youth hockey referee… Lists St. Paul as his favorite NHL city… Says shore lunch walleye is his favorite meal… His most memorable moments in hockey were making the Minnesota State Hockey Tournament and also his first NHL game.





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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
8 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 52 28 30 16 58
T. Seguin 52 27 28 12 55
J. Klingberg 52 8 35 17 43
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 52 16 24 -1 40
C. Eakin 52 10 13 2 23
A. Goligoski 52 3 20 20 23
M. Janmark 52 10 9 13 19
A. Roussel 50 8 10 6 18
V. Nichushkin 49 6 12 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 9 5 .910 2.46
K. Lehtonen 13 5 0 .908 2.82
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