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Matt Niskanen
Matt Niskanen
Defenseman
(NIHS-kah-nehn, MAT)
Number: 5
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 209
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 6, 1986  (Age 28)
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 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 76 28 44 -4 72
T. Seguin 66 34 35 -1 69
J. Spezza 76 16 41 -3 57
J. Klingberg 59 11 27 6 38
C. Eakin 72 17 19 -2 36
T. Daley 62 16 19 -9 35
A. Goligoski 76 4 31 0 35
A. Hemsky 70 11 21 -6 32
S. Horcoff 72 11 17 8 28
V. Fiddler 74 12 14 -6 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 34 15 10 .907 2.84
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
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