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Matt Niskanen

\NIHS-kah-nehn\

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 200 lbs. (91 kg)

Born: December 6, 1986 in Virginia, Minnesota
Draft: Dallas, 1st round (28th overall), 2005 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Minnesota-Duluth
Current salary: $5,750,000
Current cap hit: $5,750,000

Last 5 Games

Scoring Goals Assists
Rk Date Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOwin FOloss FO%
1 2016-02-07 WSH PHI W 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 14.3 26 24:51 0
2 2016-02-06 WSH @ NJD W 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 31 28:04 0
3 2016-02-04 WSH NYI W 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 26 23:21 0
4 2016-02-02 WSH FLA L 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 27 28:07 0
5 2016-01-27 WSH PHI L-OT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 31 25:17 0
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NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2007-08 21 DAL NHL 78 7 19 26 22 36 5 2 0 0 13 6 0 99 7.1 187 1598 20:30 0 0 47 62 27 57 Calder-8
2008-09 22 DAL NHL 80 6 29 35 -11 52 4 2 0 0 21 8 0 111 5.4 251 1598 19:58 0 0 87 64 25 49
2009-10 23 DAL NHL 74 3 12 15 -15 18 3 0 0 2 6 6 0 110 2.7 261 1351 18:16 0 0 113 70 21 36
2010-11 24 TOT NHL 63 1 9 10 -3 50 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 77 1.3 190 1041 16:32 0 0 122 66 7 16
2010-11 24 DAL NHL 45 0 6 6 -1 30 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 51 0.0 137 708 15:44 0 0 97 51 4 12
2010-11 24 PIT NHL 18 1 3 4 -2 20 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 26 3.8 53 333 18:31 0 0 25 15 3 4
2011-12 25 PIT NHL 75 4 17 21 9 47 1 3 0 0 12 5 0 118 3.4 270 1345 17:56 0 0 105 69 13 20
2012-13 26 PIT NHL 40 4 10 14 4 12 4 0 0 2 8 2 0 67 6.0 153 814 20:21 0 0 49 47 15 17
2013-14 27 PIT NHL 81 10 36 46 33 51 7 3 0 6 24 12 0 162 6.2 354 1725 21:18 0 0 124 76 19 49 AS-10,Norris-11
2014-15 28 WSH NHL 82 4 27 31 7 47 2 2 0 0 18 8 1 117 3.4 285 1833 22:21 0 0 143 106 34 76
2015-16 29 WSH NHL 51 3 20 23 16 20 2 1 0 1 10 10 0 98 3.1 202 1261 24:43 0 0 82 82 22 30
4 yrs DAL NHL 277 16 66 82 -5 136 12 4 0 2 42 24 0 371 4.3 836 5256 18:58 0 0 344 247 77 154
4 yrs PIT NHL 214 19 66 85 44 130 13 6 0 8 46 20 0 373 5.1 830 4218 19:43 0 0 303 207 50 90
2 yrs WSH NHL 133 7 47 54 23 67 4 3 0 1 28 18 1 215 3.3 487 3094 23:16 0 0 225 188 56 106
Career NHL 624 42 179 221 62 333 29 13 0 11 116 62 1 959 4.4 2153 12567 20:08 0 0 872 642 183 350

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 21 DAL NHL 78 1241.5 1046 966 52.0 -1.6 788 782 50.2 -2.6 10.9 91.9 102.9 57.0 43.0
2008-09 22 DAL NHL 80 1229.5 1099 1012 52.1 1.2 850 778 52.2 0.9 10.3 87.5 97.8 56.6 43.4
2009-10 23 DAL NHL 74 1092.7 1007 913 52.4 3.4 760 698 52.1 2.7 5.8 91.7 97.5 56.3 43.7
2010-11 24 TOT NHL 63 792 750 51.4 2.7 575 561 50.6 1.6 6.7 93.9 100.6 55.1 44.9
2010-11 24 DAL NHL 45 595.8 538 515 51.1 5.6 392 381 50.7 4.2 7.6 93.4 101.0 55.2 44.8
2010-11 24 PIT NHL 18 295.3 254 235 51.9 -5.0 183 180 50.4 -5.6 4.8 94.8 99.6 54.8 45.2
2011-12 25 PIT NHL 75 1131.6 1210 895 57.5 3.1 881 683 56.3 0.8 8.5 91.4 99.9 58.1 41.9
2012-13 26 PIT NHL 40 680.5 682 642 51.5 4.2 511 472 52.0 3.8 7.9 93.2 101.1 49.5 50.5
2013-14 27 PIT NHL 81 1402.3 1339 1163 53.5 6.9 989 869 53.2 5.8 10.1 93.3 103.3 50.1 49.9
2014-15 28 WSH NHL 82 1533.5 1413 1300 52.1 1.2 1013 935 52.0 0.8 8.3 92.7 101.0 51.4 48.6
2015-16 29 WSH NHL 51 862.8 794 856 48.1 -4.4 602 614 49.5 -3.4 9.6 93.8 103.4 40.3 59.7
4 yrs DAL NHL 277 4159.5 3690 3406 52.0 2.0 2790 2639 51.4 1.1 8.9 90.8 99.7 56.4 43.6
4 yrs PIT NHL 214 3509.7 3485 2935 54.3 3.8 2564 2204 53.8 2.5 8.7 92.8 101.5 52.9 47.1
2 yrs WSH NHL 133 2396.2 2207 2156 50.6 -0.6 1615 1549 51.0 -0.6 8.8 93.1 101.9 47.1 52.9
Career NHL 687 10065.3 10174 9247 52.4 2.0 7544 6953 52.0 1.2 8.7 92.2 100.8 52.9 47.1

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- E+/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2007-08 21 DAL NHL 78 9 0.09 0.24 0.33 0.11 0.46 1.27 8 20 28 10 80 12 57 11 22 1.8 5.4 7.2 Calder-8
2008-09 22 DAL NHL 80 11 0.08 0.36 0.44 0.14 0.65 1.39 6 29 35 11 78 18 90 19 -11 2.3 2.5 4.8
2009-10 23 DAL NHL 74 5 0.04 0.16 0.20 0.07 0.24 1.49 3 13 16 5 49 18 49 3 -15 0.3 1.3 1.7
2010-11 24 TOT NHL 63 3 0.02 0.14 0.16 0.05 0.79 1.22 1 9 10 3 35 9 30 1 -3 0.0 2.0 2.0
2010-11 24 DAL NHL 45 2 0.00 0.13 0.13 0.04 0.67 1.13 0 6 6 2 28 8 21 0 -1 -0.2 1.4 1.2
2010-11 24 PIT NHL 18 1 0.06 0.17 0.22 0.08 1.11 1.44 1 3 4 1 7 1 9 1 -2 0.2 0.6 0.8
2011-12 25 PIT NHL 75 7 0.05 0.23 0.28 0.09 0.63 1.57 5 19 24 8 71 17 50 5 9 1.2 2.9 4.1
2012-13 26 PIT NHL 40 5 0.10 0.25 0.35 0.12 0.30 1.68 8 19 27 10 33 4 30 5 4 1.0 1.5 2.5
2013-14 27 PIT NHL 81 15 0.12 0.44 0.57 0.18 0.63 2.00 11 39 50 17 107 33 46 5 33 4.1 7.0 11.1 AS-10,Norris-11
2014-15 28 WSH NHL 82 9 0.05 0.33 0.38 0.11 0.57 1.43 5 29 34 11 73 15 66 15 7 8.2 1.6 4.4 6.0
2015-16 29 WSH NHL 51 7 0.06 0.39 0.45 0.14 0.39 1.92 6 37 43 13 59 18 40 13 16 -0.4 1.4 3.6 5.0
4 yrs DAL NHL 277 26 0.06 0.24 0.30 0.09 0.49 1.34 17 68 85 28 235 56 217 33 -5 4.3 10.5 14.9
4 yrs PIT NHL 214 28 0.09 0.31 0.40 0.13 0.61 1.74 25 80 105 35 218 55 135 16 44 6.5 11.9 18.4
2 yrs WSH NHL 133 16 0.05 0.35 0.41 0.12 0.50 1.62 11 66 77 24 132 33 106 28 23 7.8 3.0 7.9 10.9
Career NHL 624 70 0.07 0.29 0.35 0.11 0.53 1.54 53 214 267 87 585 144 458 77 62 7.8 13.9 30.3 44.2

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2007-08 21 DAL NHL 16 0 3 3 -2 10 0 0 0 0 17 0.0 32 262 16:23 0 0 11 13 3 16
2010-11 24 PIT NHL 7 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 10 91 12:59 0 0 7 4 1 1
2011-12 25 PIT NHL 4 1 2 3 2 6 0 1 0 0 8 12.5 17 74 18:31 0 0 5 8 0 1
2012-13 26 PIT NHL 15 0 2 2 -4 11 0 0 0 0 17 0.0 40 284 18:55 0 0 16 15 2 8
2013-14 27 PIT NHL 13 2 7 9 -2 8 0 2 0 0 24 8.3 70 259 19:54 0 0 29 7 2 6
2014-15 28 WSH NHL 14 0 4 4 -2 0 0 0 0 0 22 0.0 56 333 23:47 0 0 35 27 9 24
Career NHL 69 3 19 22 -11 35 0 3 0 0 93 3.2 225 1302 18:53 0 0 103 74 17 56

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (All) Fenwick (All) PDO (All) Zone Starts (All)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 21 DAL NHL 16 212.5 163 162 50.2 -3.0 123 125 49.6 -3.5 7.9 90.0 97.9 61.0 39.0
2010-11 24 PIT NHL 7 78.9 88 72 55.0 -6.7 55 54 50.5 -9.7 7.5 86.8 94.3 81.6 18.4
2011-12 25 PIT NHL 4 59.3 73 42 63.5 14.5 55 28 66.3 13.1 10.3 94.7 105.0 54.2 45.8
2012-13 26 PIT NHL 15 257.2 253 240 51.3 6.1 181 172 51.3 3.3 6.0 91.1 97.1 53.2 46.8
2013-14 27 PIT NHL 13 207.8 197 164 54.6 -1.8 140 126 52.6 -4.4 9.8 87.8 97.6 60.4 39.6
2014-15 28 WSH NHL 14 289.6 281 294 48.9 -5.1 204 209 49.4 -5.4 6.9 91.3 98.2 49.7 50.3
4 yrs PIT NHL 39 603.2 611 518 54.1 1.0 431 380 53.1 -1.0 8.0 89.7 97.6 59.6 40.4
Career NHL 69 1105.4 1055 974 52.0 -1.3 758 714 51.5 -2.6 7.7 90.2 97.9 56.6 43.4

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2004-05 18 Virginia Blue Devils High-MN 29 27 38 65 34
2005-06 19 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 38 1 13 14 40 1 0 0 0
2005-06 19 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
2006-07 20 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 39 9 22 31 42 2 7 0 1
2006-07 20 Iowa Stars AHL 13 0 3 3 -4 6 0 0 0 0 13 0.0
2008-09 22 United States WC-A 9 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 0
Career 1 Season AHL 13 0 3 3 -4 6 0 0 0 0 13 0.0
Career 1 Season High-MN 29 27 38 65 34
Career 1 Season WC-A 9 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 0
Career 2 Seasons WCHA 77 10 35 45 82 3 7 0 1
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2006-07 20 Iowa Stars AHL 12 2 5 7 -7 10 0 1 1 0 17 11.8
Career 1 Season AHL 12 2 5 7 -7 10 0 1 1 0 17 11.8

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 8 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Matt Niskanen 11.1 7.2 6.0 4.8 4.1 2.5 2.0 1.7
Jean Potvin 92.3 11.4 7.9 5.9 5.1 4.9 4.1 2.6 2.0
Richard Smehlik 89.3 9.4 6.7 5.2 5.0 4.0 3.8 3.4 2.6
James Wisniewski 87.8 8.3 7.6 5.4 4.5 4.2 3.9 2.8 2.6
Francois Beauchemin 87.8 6.3 6.0 5.8 4.5 4.5 3.9 3.6 1.1
Viacheslav Fetisov 87.8 9.2 7.3 6.1 4.9 4.8 3.9 3.4 3.4
Mario Marois 86.5 8.8 6.3 5.7 5.4 5.2 4.6 4.1 1.9
Don Sweeney 86.2 7.7 6.8 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.2 3.8 3.3
Kenny Jonsson 85.8 8.0 7.1 5.6 5.1 4.4 4.1 4.0 3.1
Brian Engblom 85.4 8.9 8.4 5.4 4.7 4.5 4.1 3.8 3.4
Adrian Aucoin 85.1 8.5 7.1 6.0 5.1 5.1 3.6 3.5 1.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Matt Niskanen 11.1 7.2 6.0 4.8 4.1 2.5 2.0 1.7
Jean Potvin 91.5 11.4 7.9 5.9 5.1 4.9 4.1 2.6 2.0 1.7 0.9 0.8
Viacheslav Fetisov 87.8 9.2 7.3 6.1 4.9 4.8 3.9 3.4 3.4 2.2
Richard Smehlik 86.4 9.4 6.7 5.2 5.0 4.0 3.8 3.4 2.6 2.2 2.2
Darren Veitch 84.8 9.1 6.1 5.8 5.6 4.7 4.3 3.4 0.9 0.8 -0.1
Doug Young 84.6 6.5 5.5 5.3 4.4 4.3 2.9 2.4 1.4 0.8 0.1
Brian Engblom 84.5 8.9 8.4 5.4 4.7 4.5 4.1 3.8 3.4 1.4 0.7
Ryan Whitney 84.0 9.8 6.9 6.7 5.1 4.8 2.3 2.2 2.0 -0.5
Bob Dailey 83.8 11.0 7.1 6.8 6.7 6.2 6.1 4.9 3.2 1.0
James Wisniewski 83.4 8.3 7.6 5.4 4.5 4.5 4.2 3.9 2.8 2.6 1.2
Dmitri Mironov 83.1 8.8 6.5 6.4 5.3 4.8 4.6 3.6 2.7 1.2 0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

February 21, 2011: Traded to Pittsburgh by Dallas with James Neal for Alex Goligoski, February 21, 2011.

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