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Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
85%65%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Latest News
  • Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Being protected

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/17/17) Niskanen can't be picked by Vegas in the expansion draft, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    The 28-year-old put up 39 points from the blue line last season, which will easily earn him a place in the top four of the Caps' defensive core next season. Niskanen proved his ability to play on both ends of the ice with a plus-20 rating, and nine power-play points makes him a solid special teams option. A $5.75 million annual cap hit is a high price tag, but he'll by vying for the title of top defenseman on a serious contender, so the Caps deemed him worth it.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Will not face additional discipline

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/2/17) Niskanen will not receive any supplementary discipline following his cross-check to the head of Sidney Crosby in Game 3 on Monday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    Niskanen received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit after logging just 2:09 of ice time. Fortunately for the Caps, they had made the decision to dress seven defensemen on Monday, so losing the 30-year-old didn't impact their blue line. The former Penguin has a goal and an assist in this series and will likely need to keep his head on a swivel during Game 4, as Crosby's mates could be out for retribution after he knocked out their captain.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Will miss finale

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/9/17) Niskanen will not dress for the team's regular-season finale Sunday against the Panthers, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Niskanen proved a worthy fantasy asset in 2017-18, totaling 34 points. The blueliner is healthy and simply resting up for the playoffs, so expect him back for Game 1 against the Maple Leafs.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Lights lamp in Sunday's victory

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/3/17) Niskanen posted a goal with a plus-1 rating, three blocked shots, a hit and a minor penalty in Sunday's 3-2 win against the Blue Jackets.

    Niskanen lit the lamp for the first time since his two-goal effort back on Jan. 15, a span of 33 games. Despite the lack of goals, he is now up to 39 points, the second highest total of his career. With a solid plus-20 rating and plenty of work on the man advantage, he has been a solid fantasy asset for most of the season.

    Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Makes strong return to action

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/1/17) Niskanen tallied two assists, four shots and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

    After two games out of the lineup with a lower-body injury, he returned without missing a beat, although his ice time was down at 18:19 -- his lowest mark of the season other than the games he's left early due to injury. It could be that Niskanen is just getting eased back in, but the acquisition of Kevin Shattenkirk seems likely to cut into his power-play ice time (just 37 seconds Tuesday) and perhaps his even-strength minutes as well.

 
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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
2016-17Washington785343920102000
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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
2016-17Washington1543.21729:442030139:55201:59320016
11654.215057:04178671631:141128:2738371168
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2007-08Dallas16033-2000000
2010-11Pittsburgh7011-3000000
2011-12Pittsburgh41232100000
2012-13Pittsburgh15022-4000000
2013-14Pittsburgh13279-2200000
2014-15Washington14044-2000000
2015-16Washington120333000000
2016-17Washington131340100000
9442529-8400000
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
2016-17Washington244.2294:2036112:3125:5019112
1343.01915:142424164:59122:45602120
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
12/6/1986
Age:
30
Hometown:
Virginia, MN, USA
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:
Minnesota-Duluth
NHL Experience:
9