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Matt Niskanen     \NIHS-kah-nehn\

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-0 (183 cm) ▪ Weight: 209 lbs. (95 kg)

Born: December 6, 1986 in Virginia, Minnesota
Draft: Dallas, 1st round (28th overall), 2005 NHL Entry
Contract: 7 years/$40,250,000
2014-15 Cap Hit: $5,750,000.00 (full contract info at capgeek.com)

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2007-08 21 DAL NHL 78 7 19 26 9 22 36 5 2 0 0 13 6 0 99 7.1 1598 20:30 Calder-8
2008-09 22 DAL NHL 80 6 29 35 11 -11 52 4 2 0 0 21 8 0 111 5.4 1598 19:58
2009-10 23 DAL NHL 74 3 12 15 5 -15 18 3 0 0 2 6 6 0 110 2.7 1351 18:16
2010-11 24 TOT NHL 63 1 9 10 3 -3 50 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 77 1.3 1041 16:32
2010-11 24 DAL NHL 45 0 6 6 2 -1 30 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 51 0.0 708 15:44
2010-11 24 PIT NHL 18 1 3 4 1 -2 20 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 26 3.8 333 18:31
2011-12 25 PIT NHL 75 4 17 21 7 9 47 1 3 0 0 12 5 0 118 3.4 1345 17:56
2012-13 26 PIT NHL 40 4 10 14 5 4 12 4 0 0 2 8 2 0 67 6.0 814 20:21
2013-14 27 PIT NHL 81 10 36 46 15 33 51 7 3 0 6 24 12 0 162 6.2 1725 21:18 AS-10,Norris-11
2014-15 28 WSH NHL 9 0 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 11 0.0 206 22:54
4 yrs DAL NHL 277 16 66 82 26 -5 136 12 4 0 2 42 24 0 371 4.3 5256 18:58
4 yrs PIT NHL 214 19 66 85 28 44 130 13 6 0 8 46 20 0 373 5.1 4218 19:42
1 yr WSH NHL 9 0 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 11 0.0 206 22:53
Career NHL 500 35 135 170 55 40 268 25 10 0 10 90 45 0 755 4.6 9679 19:21

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2007-08 21 DAL NHL 78 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 0.12 0.44 0.57 0.18 0.63 2.00 11 39 50 17 33 4.1 7.0 11.1 AS-10,Norris-11
2014-15 28 WSH NHL 9 0.00 0.33 0.33 0.09 0.22 1.22 0 30 30 8 1 0.1 0.5 0.6
4 yrs DAL NHL 277 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 0.09 0.31 0.40 0.13 0.61 1.74 25 80 105 35 111 22 89 11 44 6.5 11.9 18.4
1 yr WSH NHL 9 0.00 0.33 0.33 0.09 0.22 1.22 0 30 30 8 1 0.1 0.5 0.6
Career NHL 500 0.07 0.27 0.34 0.11 0.54 1.51 42 178 220 71 346 78 306 44 40 10.9 22.9 33.8

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2007-08 21 DAL NHL 16 0 3 3 1 -2 10 0 0 0 0 17 0.0 262 16:23
2010-11 24 PIT NHL 7 0 1 1 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 91 12:59
2011-12 25 PIT NHL 4 1 2 3 1 2 6 0 1 0 0 8 12.5 74 18:31
2012-13 26 PIT NHL 15 0 2 2 1 -4 11 0 0 0 0 17 0.0 284 18:55
2013-14 27 PIT NHL 13 2 7 9 3 -2 8 0 2 0 0 24 8.3 259 19:54
Career NHL 55 3 15 18 6 -9 35 0 3 0 0 71 4.2 969 17:37

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- 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 Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- 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 2012-13)
Thru 6 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6
Matt Niskanen 7.2 4.8 4.1 2.5 2.0 1.7
Noel Picard 93.4 7.2 4.4 4.3 2.3 1.4
Pat Egan 91.7 5.8 4.4 3.6 1.5 1.4
Don Sweeney 88.8 7.7 4.5 3.8 3.3 2.0
Bill MacKenzie 87.6 4.6 3.5 1.9 1.8 1.0
Ian White 87.2 8.0 4.9 4.2 3.1 1.1
Jack Stewart 86.5 4.9 4.0 3.3 1.9 1.4
Jan Hejda 86.5 6.1 5.4 3.6 1.9 1.9
Lyle Odelein 86.3 7.2 5.5 4.5 2.3 0.4
Des Smith 86.2 5.3 5.0 3.5 1.6 1.3
Mike Christie 86.0 7.7 4.6 2.7 1.9 1.3
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Matt Niskanen 7.2 4.8 4.1 2.5 2.0 1.7
Sheldon Kannegiesser 87.1 7.7 5.1 4.6 1.7 1.6 1.2 0.4 0.3
Richard Mulhern 87.0 7.4 6.2 4.5 2.0 0.5 0.2
Des Smith 86.2 5.3 5.0 3.5 1.6 1.3
Andre Dore 85.7 6.5 4.9 4.0 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.0
Bill Nyrop 85.3 7.4 5.5 3.4 2.1
Michael Thelven 83.2 5.7 4.7 4.0 2.8 0.6
Rodger Smith 82.5 6.1 3.4 3.1 2.3 0.5 -0.4
Clare Martin 81.9 5.1 4.3 4.1 1.1 0.9 0.9
Andy Greene 81.8 8.0 4.8 4.4 3.6 2.9 2.0 1.2
Robert Palmer 81.1 7.0 5.7 3.0 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.3

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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