Matt Niskanen

Age 32 Dec 6, 1986
Virginia USA
Defense shoots right
6'1" 185 cm
203 lbs 92 kg
ELC Signing Age 20
Waivers Signing Age 21
UFA Year 2014
Agent Neil Sheehy
Draft Year 2005
Drafted Overall 28
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Dallas Stars
Transaction History
Jun 14, 2019 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Matt Niskanen from the Washington Capitals for Radko Gudas
Jun 14, 2019 Trade Acquired D Matt Niskanen from the Washington Capitals for D Radko Gudas.
Nov 14, 2017 Activated Activated D Matt Niskanen from injured reserve.
Oct 14, 2017 Injured Placed D Matt Niskanen on IR.
Feb 13, 2013 Activated Activated D Matt Niskanen from injury reserve.
Feb 21, 2011 Trade (Matt Niskanen) Acquired from Dallas in exchange for Alex Goligoski.
2018-2019 Regular Season Stats

Matt Niskanen
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% xGF% Rel xGF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Washington Capitals 80 8 17 25 -3 41 1,429 47.32 45.37 -3.35 47.16 -2.89 0.25 0.80
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% xGF% Rel xGF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2003-2004 Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl High USHS-MN 0 24 37 61 0
Draft Yr 2004-2005 Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl High USHS-MN 29 27 38 65 34
2005-2006 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 38 1 13 14 40
USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 6
2006-2007 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 39 9 22 31 42
Iowa Stars AHL 13 0 3 3 6 Playoffs 12 2 5 7 0
2007-2008 Dallas Stars NHL 78 7 19 26 36 1,195 57.58 47.96 -3.34 52.35 -0.07 0.25 0.90 Playoffs 16 0 3 3 0
2008-2009 Dallas Stars NHL 80 6 29 35 52 1,171 44.83 48.90 0.60 51.36 2.82 0.21 1.03
USA WC 9 1 2 3 2
2009-2010 Dallas Stars NHL 74 3 12 15 18 1,047 44.78 52.86 5.30 51.76 5.22 0.17 0.52
2010-2011 Dallas Stars NHL 45 0 6 6 30 569 55.88 52.59 8.65 49.79 4.47 0.00 0.21
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 1 3 4 20 278 41.67 42.73 -10.24 51.28 -4.76 0.22 0.43 Playoffs 7 0 1 1 0
2011-2012 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 4 17 21 47 1,081 56.67 54.82 1.60 57.98 3.62 0.06 0.67 Playoffs 4 1 2 3 0
2012-2013 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 40 4 10 14 12 655 54.55 47.53 -5.43 52.46 3.58 0.37 0.92 Playoffs 15 0 2 2 0
2013-2014 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 10 36 46 51 1,334 63.89 56.64 7.94 54.22 7.30 0.27 1.21 Playoffs 13 2 7 9 0
2014-2015 Washington Capitals NHL 82 4 27 31 47 1,450 50.55 53.00 -0.11 52.61 0.94 0.08 0.66 Playoffs 14 0 4 4 0
2015-2016 Washington Capitals NHL 82 5 27 32 38 1,491 56.52 55.55 4.49 51.70 0.10 0.08 0.40 Playoffs 12 0 3 3 0
2016-2017 USA WCup 3 0 0 0 0
Washington Capitals NHL 78 5 34 39 32 1,304 59.60 50.48 -0.56 55.99 3.80 0.18 1.20 Playoffs 13 1 3 4 0
2017-2018 Washington Capitals NHL 68 7 22 29 36 1,270 56.76 47.78 0.90 49.19 0.78 0.28 1.04 Playoffs 24 1 8 9 0
2018-2019 Washington Capitals NHL 80 8 17 25 41 1,429 47.32 45.37 -3.35 47.16 -2.89 0.25 0.80 Playoffs 7 0 2 2 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team
Signing Date July 1, 2014
Signing Status UFA
Agent Neil Sheehy
Buyout Calculator
Potential Lockout Year
Standard Contract | 7 Years $40,250,000 6.93% of cap space
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000
UFA
AAV $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000
Minors Salary $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000
Clauses M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out
15 Team No Trade (2014-15 to 2017-18); 10 Team No Trade (2018-2019-2020-2021)

Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date June 29, 2012
Signing Status RFA
Agent Neil Sheehy
Standard Contract | 2 Years $4,600,000 3.83% of cap space
2012-2013 2013-2014
Cap Hit $2,300,000 $2,300,000
UFA
AAV $2,300,000 $2,300,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $2,100,000 $2,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $2,100,000 $2,500,000
Minors Salary $2,100,000 $2,500,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date September 16, 2010
Signing Status RFA
Agent Neil Sheehy
Standard Contract | 2 Years $3,000,000 2.53% of cap space
2010-2011 2011-2012
Cap Hit $1,500,000 $1,500,000
RFA
AAV $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,250,000 $1,750,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,250,000 $1,750,000
Minors Salary $1,250,000 $1,750,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date March 19, 2007
Agent Neil Sheehy
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,025,000 1.34% of cap space
2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
Cap Hit $675,000 $675,000 $675,000
RFA
AAV $850,000 $850,000 $850,000
Performance Bonuses $265,000 $215,000 $45,000
Base Salary $585,000 $635,000 $805,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $585,000 $635,000 $805,000
Minors Salary $62,500 $62,500 $62,500
Clauses NMC M-NTC M-NTC
UFA Year