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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)
Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2003-2004 Virginia Blue Devils-High-MN 24 37 61
2004-2005 Virginia Blue Devils-High-MN 29 27 38 65 34
2005-2006 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 38 1 13 14 40
2005-2006 United States-WJC-A 7 0 0 0 6
2006-2007 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA 39 9 22 31 42
2006-2007 Iowa Stars-AHL 13 0 3 3 -4 6 0 0 0
2007-2008 Stars 78 7 19 26 22 36 2 0 0 99 7.1
2008-2009 Stars 80 6 29 35 -11 52 2 0 0 111 5.4
2008-2009 United States-WC-A 9 1 2 3 2
2009-2010 Stars 74 3 12 15 -15 18 0 0 2 110 2.7
2010-2011 Stars 45 0 6 6 -1 30 0 0 0 51 0.0
2010-2011 Penguins 18 1 3 4 -2 20 0 0 0 26 3.8
2011-2012 Penguins 75 4 17 21 9 47 3 0 0 118 3.4
2012-2013 Penguins 40 4 10 14 4 12 0 0 2 67 6.0
2013-2014 Penguins 81 10 36 46 33 51 3 0 6 162 6.2
2014-2015 Capitals 82 4 27 31 7 47 2 0 0 117 3.4
2015-2016 Capitals 53 3 20 23 17 24 1 0 1 101 3.0
NHL Totals 626 42 179 221 63 337 13 0 11 962 4.4
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2005-2006 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA
2006-2007 U. Of Minnesota-Duluth-WCHA
2006-2007 Iowa Stars-AHL 12 2 5 7 -7 10 1 1 0
2007-2008 Stars 16 0 3 3 -2 10 0 0 0 17 0.0
2010-2011 Penguins 7 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
2011-2012 Penguins 4 1 2 3 2 6 1 0 0 8 12.5
2012-2013 Penguins 15 0 2 2 -4 11 0 0 0 17 0.0
2013-2014 Penguins 13 2 7 9 -2 8 2 0 0 24 8.3
2014-2015 Capitals 14 0 4 4 -2 0 0 0 0 22 0.0
NHL Totals 69 3 19 22 -11 35 3 0 0 93 3.2

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 55 28 34 16 62
T. Seguin 55 28 32 11 60
J. Klingberg 55 10 36 14 46
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 55 16 24 -2 40
A. Goligoski 55 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 55 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 55 10 10 14 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 52 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 15 5 0 .912 2.79
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