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Matt Niskanen
Matt Niskanen
(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. is the official Web site of DSE Hockey Club, L.P.  The Stars name and logos are registered trademarks of the NHL and the Stars. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 DSE Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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