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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)


CAREER VS. ANA: 12 GP, 1-3-4, 2 PIM
HOME: 40 GP, 5-16-21, 8 PIM, -2
ROAD: 39 GP, 1-12-13, 44 PIM, -9
* Has points in five of his last nine games (1-5-6).
* Leads Dallas in defensemen scoring (7th on the team overall).
* Recorded two assists Mar. 30 at Phoenix for his fifth multiple-point game of the season.
* Has set a new career high in points this season (34).
* Recorded a career-high five-game assist streak Jan. 31-Feb. 8 (0-8-8) breaking his previous career-high assist and point streak of four games (Dec. 16-23, 1-4-5).
* Earned a career-high three assists on Feb. 6 vs. NYR with a +3 rating.
* Appeared in his 100th NHL game Dec. 2 @ Calgary.

MULTIPLE POINT GAMES (5): Dec. 20 @ OTT (1-1-2), Jan. 12 vs. DET (0-2-2), Feb. 5 @ COL (0-2-2), Feb. 6 vs. NYR (0-3-3), Mar. 30 @ PHX (0-2-2).

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