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Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
90%77%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
42832202622:03
Latest News
  • Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Tallies two power-play helpers in win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/8/17) Niskanen contributed a pair of power-play assists to Tuesday's 5-0 rout of the Hurricanes.

    He's been littering his game log with multi-point efforts lately -- five in his last 12 contests. In that span, Niskanen has a sparkling total of 13 points (two goals, 11 assists), with seven of those on the power play. It's been a season of resurrection for the veteran blueliner, who's now matched his assist total (27) from each of the past two campaigns, but in 29 fewer games. With 31 points in 53 contests, Niskanen is on pace to clear 40 for only the second time in his career, recapturing the fantasy allure he displayed in 2013-14 with Pittsburgh before signing a seven-year deal with the Caps in July of 2014.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Fills stat line Wednesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/2/17) Niskanen registered two assists (one on the power play), three shots, one blocked shot, one minor penalty, two hits and a plus-1 rating during Wednesday's win over Boston.

    Being a cross-category contributor is Niskanen's calling card, however, his best offensive production has typically come when he's climbed the depth chart while a teammate was injured. In most deeper seasonal leagues, the 30-year-old defenseman is still a serviceable option, but he likely isn't a universal own now that John Carlson is back in the mix. It is worth noting that Niskanen did quarterback the No. 1 power-play unit Wednesday, though.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Lending helping hand three times

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/22/17) Niskanen picked up three assists with a plus-1 in Saturday's victory against the Stars.

    Niskanen also added a blocked shot, hit and minor penalty to pile up the points for fantasy owners. After starting the month with just one assist in the first seven games, the rearguard has managed two goals and seven points over his past four outings. The streaky defenseman remains useful in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Grabs two points Monday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/16/17) Niskanen dished out two assists Monday in an 8-7 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

    Niskanen also skated to a minus-3 against his former team, however. Nonetheless, he has four points in his last two games (and 22 overall), 85 shots on goal and an impressive plus-13 rating on the year, making the Minnesota native a valuable rearguard in all but the shallowest of formats.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Registers season-high two goals and plus-4 rating versus Flyers

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/15/17) Niskanen recorded two goals, a plus-4 rating, and five shots on goal in a 5-0 victory over the Flyers on Sunday.

    The blueliner only has four goals, but he has two multi-goal games this season. Since Dec. 11, Niskanen has four goals and 11 points in 17 contests. And with Washington currently on a nine-game winning streak, Niskanen is dominating the plus/minus category. He is plus-8 in his last three games, and plus-10 during the team's winning streak. Expect more of the same with Washington close to the top of the league in goal differential.

  • April 9, 2015: Holtby blanks Bruins again, Capitals win 3-0
    WASHINGTON (AP) If the Boston Bruins miss the playoffs, they may dwell on their inability to score against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby this season.
    March 26, 2015: Capitals coach laments 'poor' play in 3-2 OT win over Devils
    WASHINGTON (AP) Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his team's performance in this particular victory.
    March 26, 2015: Matt Niskanen's OT goal lifts Capitals past Devils 3-2
    WASHINGTON (AP) On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby, to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime Thursday night.
    March 26, 2015: Matt Niskanen's OT goal lifts Capitals past Devils 3-2
    WASHINGTON (AP) On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby, to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime Thursday night.
    March 26, 2015: Matt Niskanen's OT goal lifts Capitals past Devils 3-2
    WASHINGTON (AP) On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby, to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime Thursday night.
 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Dallas787192622200000
2008-09Dallas8062935-11200000
2009-10Dallas7431215-15002000
2010-11Pittsburgh631910-3000000
2011-12Pittsburgh75417219300000
2012-13Pittsburgh40410144002000
2013-14Pittsburgh8110364633306000
2014-15Washington82427317200000
2015-16Washington825273210203000
2016-17Washington574283220101000
7124821426276150140
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Dallas997.11597:561774181:43170:30360018
2008-09Dallas1115.41597:012020204:01150:46522116
2009-10Dallas1102.71351:201648217:3814:0618009
2010-11Pittsburgh771.31041:161352113:3128:45502019
2011-12Pittsburgh1183.41345:251590166:1136:29471021
2012-13Pittsburgh676.0814:1891380:2545:0012006
2013-14Pittsburgh1626.21724:481932242:2657:57511023
2014-15Washington1173.41833:01225487:17187:37471021
2015-16Washington1503.32022:152354198:07235:18380019
2016-17Washington1133.51290:541505115:48154:24260013
11244.314618:14173421607:071080:5237771165
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Dallas16033-2000000
2010-11Pittsburgh7011-3000000
2011-12Pittsburgh41232100000
2012-13Pittsburgh15022-4000000
2013-14Pittsburgh13279-2200000
2014-15Washington14044-2000000
2015-16Washington120333000000
8132225-8300000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2007-08Dallas170.0262:1332329:1719:5210005
2010-11Pittsburgh50.090:5213410:151:080000
2011-12Pittsburgh812.574:059012:441:236003
2012-13Pittsburgh170.0283:3934217:326:4911103
2013-14Pittsburgh248.3258:3632944:392:178004
2014-15Washington220.0333:0443213:3826:270000
2015-16Washington170.0318:2541324:2338:596003
1102.71620:542063152:2896:55411018
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
12/6/1986
Age:
30
Hometown:
Virginia, MN, USA
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:

NHL Experience:
0