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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 27)
Birthplace: Virginia, MN, United States
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Drafted: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (28th overall)

2014 POSTSEASON:

Home: 7GP 2G-3A-5PTS  -2   Even Strength: 0G-3A-3PTS  Shorthanded: 0G-0A-0PTS

Road: 6GP 0G-4A-4PTS   E  Power Play: 2G-4A-6PTS

 

2014 POSTSEASON:

* Had a career-high 9 playoff points (2G-7A).

* Led team w/6 power-play pts.

* 1st among team D-men w/29 hits.

* Had a postseason career-high 3-game assist streak (4A) from Apr. 23-28.

* Notched his 2nd career multi-point playoff game vs. CBJ Apr. 16 (1G-1A).

 

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:

* Led all NHL D-men and team w/+33.

* Led team and NHL D-men w/6 GWG (tied).

* Had a career-high 10 goals.

* Led all D-men w/a career-high 46 pts.

* Plus or even in 68 of 81 GP.

* 3rd among team D-men w/ 124 hits.

* Won Penguins Defensive Player of the Year and Baz Bastien "Good Guy" awards.

 

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:

Home: 40GP 5G-21A-26PTS  +24          Even Strength: 7G-24A-31PTS         

Road: 41GP 5G-15A-20PTS  +9             Power Play: 3G-12A-15PTS

 

PLAYOFF NUMBERS WITH PITTSBURGH: 39GP 3G-12A-15PTS

REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS WITH PITTSBURGH: 213GP 19G-66A-85PTS



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).

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 6 5 1 0 21 13 10
2 NSH 6 4 0 2 16 11 10
3 CHI 5 4 0 1 16 7 9
4 LAK 6 4 1 1 15 10 9
5 SJS 7 4 2 1 23 20 9
6 CGY 8 4 3 1 20 19 9
7 DAL 6 3 1 2 21 20 8
8 VAN 5 3 2 0 16 16 6
9 STL 5 2 2 1 12 9 5
10 ARI 5 2 2 1 16 22 5
11 MIN 4 2 2 0 10 4 4
12 WPG 6 2 4 0 11 16 4
13 COL 7 1 4 2 12 24 4
14 EDM 6 1 4 1 14 27 3

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 6 5 5 3 10
J. Benn 6 4 4 4 8
J. Spezza 6 1 7 -1 8
T. Daley 6 3 3 -2 6
A. Roussel 6 2 2 3 4
R. Garbutt 6 1 3 2 4
E. Cole 5 3 0 0 3
C. Eakin 6 2 1 3 3
S. Horcoff 6 0 3 1 3
A. Goligoski 6 0 3 -2 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 3 0 2 .913 2.92
A. Lindback 0 1 0 .906 3.05
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